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Trial of Nini Satar Postponed

[AIM] Maputo -The trial of notorious assassin Momad Assife Abdul Satar ("Nini") and two of his alleged accomplices on charges of corruption and forgery has been postponed because an appeal has been lodged against the case going to trial at all, reports Friday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". (AllAfrica)

Govt Decrees Orange Alert

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Thursday decreed an "orange alert" because the country is now entering the peak of the 2018-19 rainy season, with risks of flooding on some of the main river basins. (AllAfrica)

Decree Discriminating Against Pregnant Schoolgirls Revoked

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Education has revoked a misogynist decree of 2003 which ordered all pregnant schoolgirls to attend night classes, and banned them from day classes. (AllAfrica)

Manuel Bissopo Candidate to Lead Renamo

[AIM] Maputo -Manuel Bissopo, general secretary of Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, on Saturday confirmed that he will be a candidate for president of the party. (AllAfrica)

Earthquake Strikes Manica Province

[AIM] Maputo -An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Mossurize district, in the central Mozambican province of Manica, on Saturday, completely destroying 108 houses, and damaging a further 319. (AllAfrica)

Journalist Illegally Detained Threatens to Sue Military

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican journalist Estacio Valoi has threatened to sue the soldiers who illegally detained him and two companions earlier this month in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. (AllAfrica)

Another Macomia Village Attacked

[AIM] Maputo -The terrorist gangs operating in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado on Friday night attacked the village of Chicomo, in Macomia district, and burnt down 103 houses, according to a report in Monday's issue of the independent newssheet "Carta de Mocambique". (AllAfrica)

Nyusi Tells Renamo Not to Demand the Impossible

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday urged the main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, to stop demanding the impossible in implementing the memorandum of understanding on military matters signed in August between himself and the interim coordinator of the Renamo Political Commission, Ossufo Momade. (AllAfrica)

Debt-Ridden Govt Still Financing Gas Stations

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Filipe Nyusi Nyusi-led government continues financing fuel stations in Mozambique to ensure availability of petrol, diesel, cooking gas and oil, Verdade reports. (AllAfrica)

Govt Guarantees 13th Cheque

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government has promised that it will pay all workers of the public administration their traditional end-of-year bonus, known as "the 13th month", because it is equivalent to an extra month's wages. (AllAfrica)

Thieves Sabotage Suspension Bridge Lighting

[AIM] Maputo -Thieves on Monday morning stole cables that supply electricity to the suspension bridge over the Bay of Maputo, thus sabotaging the bridge's lighting system, according to a report on Radio Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

State of the Nation 'Is Stable and Inspires Confidence'

[AIM] Maputo -The major gain for Mozambique in 2018 was consolidation of social and political stability which has allowed an economic recovery, declared President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday, when he gave his annual State of the Nation Address to the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic. (AllAfrica)

Appointments Were Agreed With Dhlakama - Defence Minister

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Defence Minister, Atanasio M'tumuke, said on Thursday that the agreement reached between Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, and the leader of the former rebel movement Renamo, Afonso Dhlakama, shortly before the latter's death in May, envisaged the appointment of three officers from Renamo to senior positions in the general staff of the armed forces (FADM), and not 14 as Renamo had claimed the previous day. (AllAfrica)

Over 135,000 Vehicles Used Suspension Bridge in First Month

[AIM] Maputo -Slightly more than 135,000 vehicles used the suspension bridge over the Bay of Maputo in the first month since it was opened, on 10 November, according to Silva Magaia, chairperson of Maputo-Sul, the public company in charge of the bridge, and of the roads that connect it to the tourist resort of Ponta do Ouro and the border with the South African province of Kwazulu-Natal. (AllAfrica)

U.S.$60 Million Dollars a Year Lost to Illegal Fishing

[AIM] Maputo -Illegal fishing is costing the Mozambican economy at least 60 million US dollars a year, according to the Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Agostinho Mondlane. (AllAfrica)

Former Higher Education Minister Dies in Mozambique

[ANGOP] Maputo -The former Angolan minister of Higher Education Adão Gaspar Ferreira do Nascimento was found dead Wednesday in one of Maputo-based hotels in Mozambique, Angop has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Bank of Mozambique Cuts Interest Rates

[AIM] Maputo -The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Mozambique on Thursday announced that, because inflation is under control, it is reducing the bank's interest rates by 75 base points. (AllAfrica)

Quelimane Assembly Tries to Shut Down Quelimane Council

[AIM] Maputo -The outgoing Municipal Assembly in the central Mozambican city of Quelimane on Wednesday tried to shut down the City Council in protest against non-payment of wages to the Assembly members, according to a report by the independent television station STV. (AllAfrica)

New Assistant Attorney-Generals Sworn in

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday called for a closer relationship between the bodies of the administration of justice and ordinary citizens. (AllAfrica)

Security Forces Abusing Suspected Insurgents

[HRW] Johannesburg -Mozambique security forces have been implicated in serious abuses while fighting an armed Islamist group in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. (AllAfrica)

Three Militant Attacks in Palma

[AIM] Maputo -Terrorist groups in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado launched three attacks in Palma district over the last two days, according to a report in the daily newssheet "Carta de Mocambique". (AllAfrica)

Renamo Officers to Head Military Departments

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Defence Minister Atanasio M'tumuke on Tuesday appointed three senior officers from the former rebel movement Renamo to head departments in the general staff of the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM). (AllAfrica)

Minister Tells Fisheries Staff 'Leave Your Offices'

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Agostinho Mondlane, on Wednesday urged staff in his ministry, particularly those with responsibility for aquaculture, to work with communities, instead of spending all their time in their offices. (AllAfrica)

Two People Die in Nampula Storm

[AIM] Maputo -Two people died when a thunderstorm and high winds hit the northern Mozambican city of Nampula on Tuesday night, according to a report on the independent television station STV. (AllAfrica)

Families Moved From Flood Prone Areas in Matola

[AIM] Maputo -The municipal authorities in the southern Mozambican city of Matola have transferred 79 families from flood prone areas to new homes in the Mahubo area, in the adjacent district of Boane. (AllAfrica)

Dates Set for Voter Registration

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government announced on Tuesday that voter registration ahead of the presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections, scheduled for 15 October 2019, will take place between 1 April and 15 May. (AllAfrica)

Govt Discovers 30,000 'Ghost' Workers

[Deutsche Welle] Paying the salaries of the thousands of ficticious workers costs at least $250 million. The news is the latest in a series of financial scandals in Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

Polling Station Thrown Out But Electoral Body OKs Frelimo Win

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The National Elections Commission (CNE), without explanation, changed the Marromeu results to give Frelimo a narrow 46 vote victory. This means a Frelimo mayor but an assembly in which the opposition has a majority. (AllAfrica)

Is Paying U.S.$2000 for Herbalist Initiation School Money Well Spent?

[This is Africa] Many young Mozambicans have crossed into South Africa to develop their "ancestral" gift of healing. Kimberly Mutandiro spoke to some of them to find out what it is all about. (AllAfrica)

Suspected Academic Fraud Leads to Exam Postponement

[AIM] Maputo -Suspected academic fraud led on Monday to the postponement of the 12th grade physics exam in all secondary schools in Maputo city. (AllAfrica)

Corruption Boosts Price of Liquid Fuels

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambicans are paying more than they should for liquid fuels, because of corruption, particularly in the form of over-invoicing, according to a study by the anti-corruption NGO, the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP), which was released in Maputo on Monday. (AllAfrica)