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Nyusi Announces Deal With Renamo

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] In a statement this afternoon, President Filipe Nyusi announced a decentralization deal with Renamo president Afonso Dhlakama that increases the power of both presidents and their parties. No announcement was made on military issues, but Nyusi promised a further statement on this "shortly". (AllAfrica)

Limited Charges On U.S.$2 Billion Hidden Debt

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] In a surprise move, the Attorney General (PGR) has passed part of the $2 bn hidden debt case to the Audit Court (TA), and it appears penalties would be only financial, with jail unlikely. (AllAfrica)

Civil Society Calls Nampula Election 'Unacceptable'

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] "The conduct of the Nampula by-election was unacceptable," the civil society coalition Votar Mocambique declared in its report on the 24 January election, released today. "There was a degree of sloppiness which should not occur, and which should not be permitted in democratic elections." (AllAfrica)

Afreximbank Hopes to Finance Agro-Processing

[AIM] Maputo -The African Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) has expressed an interest in financing agro-processing projects in Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

Frelimo and Renamo Welcome Nyusi-Dhlakama Deal, While MDM Condemns

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party and the main opposition force, the rebel movement Renamo have both praised the consensus reached in the dialogue between Renamo and the government, while the second opposition force, the Mozambique Democratic movement (MDM), has condemned it as a blow against democracy. (AllAfrica)

Illegal Ethiopian Immigrants Repatriated

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican authorities repatriated 53 illegal Ethiopian immigrants from Maputo International Airport on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Reconstruction of Maxixe Jetty Begins

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Transport Minister Carlos Mesquita on Wednesday laid the first stone for the reconstruction for the jetty at the town of Maxixe, in the southern province of Inhambane, which was severely damaged by Cyclone Dineo in February 2017. (AllAfrica)

Metrobus Begins Matola-Maputo Service

[AIM] Maputo -The integrated train and bus passenger transport system for the Greater Maputo area, known as Metrobus, began operating on Tuesday, and up until Friday passengers can use the system free of charge. (AllAfrica)

Govt Denies Doing Business with North Korea

[VOA] Mozambique is denying allegations that it continues to do business with North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions. (AllAfrica)

New Leaders Revive Process to Improve Governance, But More Work Needed

[SAIIA] In the Americas, when a young Latina girl turns 15, she celebrates her fiesta de quinceañera , a coming of age ceremony. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa's most important governance self-evaluation and promotion instrument -- the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) -- will also officially turn 15 on 9 March 2018. (AllAfrica)

Police Concerned About Circulation of Illegal Firearms

[AIM] Maputo -The General Commander of the Mozambican police, Bernadino Rafael, has warned that large numbers of firearms are still circulating illegally, and this contributes to an increase in crime. (AllAfrica)

Two Arrested After Robbery At Tete Petrol Station

[AIM] Maputo -A gang of four men, armed with a Makarov pistol, on Monday raided a petrol station in the town of Changara, in the western Mozambican province of Tete, and stole over 490,000 meticais (about 8,060 US dollars). (AllAfrica)

Development Plan for Rovuma Basin Area One Approved

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Tuesday approved the development plan for Offshore Area One of the Rovuma Basin, off the coast of the northern province of Cabo Delgado, where a consortium headed by the US company Anadarko has discovered vast reserves of natural gas. (AllAfrica)

Cholera Outbreak Spreading

[AIM] Maputo -The cholera outbreak in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula has now spread to the Lurio administrative post in Memba district. (AllAfrica)

Project Linking Agriculture to Nutrition Launched

[AIM] Maputo -The governor of the western Mozambican province of Tete, Paulo Auade, on Monday launched the "Linking Agriculture to Nutrition" project, an initiative intended to reduce the high rate of chronic malnutrition in the project. (AllAfrica)

Another Alleged Thief Lynched in Tete

[AIM] Maputo -This was the second lynching in Tete in the space of five days. (AllAfrica)

Sub-Standard Universities Will Be Closed - Govt

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government has repeated its warning that sub-standard institutions of higher education will be forced to close down if they do not improve their performance by October. (AllAfrica)

Government Denies Cooperation With North Korea

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Deputy Foreign Minister, Maria Lucas, on Monday denied claims, carried by the US television station CNN, that Mozambique is violating United Nations sanctions against North Korea, and is cooperating militarily with Pyongyang. (AllAfrica)

Rubbish Containers Provided for Matola

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's National Sustainable Development Fund (FNDS) on Monday delivered 35 containers to the southern city of Matola to support the municipality's environmental management programme. (AllAfrica)

INAE Suspended 12 Establishments in January

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government's National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE) suspended 12 shops and other commercial establishments in January. (AllAfrica)

Electricity Companies of Mozambique Sells Electricity to Lesotho

[AIM] Maputo -The electricity companies of Mozambique and Lesotho, EDM and LEC, signed an agreement in Maputo last Thursday, under which EDM is contracted to sell LEC between 10 and 30 megawatts of power between January and December. (AllAfrica)

Honour Heroes By Raising Production, Urges Nyusi

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Saturday urged all Mozambicans to redouble their efforts to increase production and productivity as a way of paying tribute to the country's national heroes, who fought against all adversities to build a free Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Urged Teachers to Avoid Corruption

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Friday called on the country's teachers to avoid corrupt practices, so as not to compromise the quality of education. (AllAfrica)

Three Malawians Die in Road Accident

[Malawi News Agency] Dedza -Three Malawians and four Mozambicans are said to have died Sunday afternoon after being involved in a fatal accident that occurred at Agabowa area in Tsangano District in Mozambique, Police have confirmed. (AllAfrica)

3 Malawians Die in Mozambican Road Accident

[Nyasa Times] Three Malawians and four Mozambicans have died at Agabowa area in Tsangano district in Mozambique in an accident which occurred on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Second Round Required for Nampula By-Election

[AIM] It has been confirmed that no candidate in the by-election in the northern city of Nampula, held on 24 January, received more than half of the votes cast, and there must therefore be a second round. (AllAfrica)

Husband Sentenced for Murder of Valentina Guebuza

[AIM] The Maputo City Court on 23 January sentenced businessman Zofimo Muiuane to 24 years imprisonment for the first degree murder of his wife, Valentina Guebuza, daughter of former President, Armando Guebuza, on 14 December 2016. (AllAfrica)

District Police Commander Sacked

[AIM] The General Commander of the police, Bernadino Rafael, on 22 January publicly sacked the police commander in Magude district, in Maputo province, Fabiao Nhantumbo. (AllAfrica)

Inflation Brought Under Control

[AIM] Inflation has been brought under control and the exchange rate of the Mozambican currency, the metical, has stabilised, declared the governor of the Bank of Mozambique, Rogerio Zandamela, on 24 January. (AllAfrica)

Record Production At Kenmare Mine

[AIM] The Irish company Kenmare Resources, which operates the Moma Titanium Minerals mine, on the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, has reported record annual production in 2017 of the three minerals it extracts - ilmenite (iron titanium oxide), rutile (titanium dioxide) and zircon (zirconium silicate). (AllAfrica)

National Railways Relying On Mozambican Locomotives

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) is relying on Mozambican locomotives to bring cargo into the country as its aged engines can no longer pull more loads between the Mutare and Machipanda. (AllAfrica)