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Third Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty

[AIM] Maputo -Surjan Singh, the third of the three former executives of Credit Suisse, charged by the US justice authorities in connection with the scandal of Mozambique's "hidden debts", has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, according to a report by the Portuguese news agency Lusa. (AllAfrica)


Opposition Leader Momade Promises Job Opportunities for Youth

[AIM] Maputo -Ossufo Momade, the leader and presidential candidate of Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, on Thursday promised that a Renamo government would create job opportunities for young Mozambicans. (AllAfrica)


Renamo Offices in Maxixe Attacked

[AIM] Maputo -Unknown assailants have attacked the offices of Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, in the city of Maxixe, in the southern province of Inhambane, according to a report in Friday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais". (AllAfrica)


Ruling Party Boasts of Impending Victory in Tete

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party on Thursday boasted that it will win 70 per cent of the vote in the western province of Tete, in the general elections scheduled for 15 October. (AllAfrica)


Renamo Bans Journalists in Barue

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, on Thursday banned journalists, from both the public and the private media, from its election campaign in the Honde administrative post, in Barue district, in the central province of Manica. (AllAfrica)


Renamo Gunmen in Inhambane Reject Ossufo Momade

[AIM] Maputo -Gunmen of Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo in the southern province of Inhambane have declared that they will not hand over their weaponry, although they are obliged to do so under the agreement signed on 6 August between President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade. (AllAfrica)


'Only Frelimo Can Guarantee Progress' Claims Namashalua

[AIM] Maputo -Carmelita Namashalua, head of the central brigade of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party assisting the election campaign in Maputo province, on Thursday urged voters to cast their ballots for Frelimo in the general elections scheduled for 15 October, because "only Frelimo can guarantee the welfare of Mozambicans". (AllAfrica)


Low Inflation in August

[AIM] Maputo -The rate of inflation in Mozambique in August was 0.11 per cent, according to the latest figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE), drawn from the consumer price indices for the three largest cities (Maputo, Nampula and Beira). (AllAfrica)


Committe On the Rights of the Child Concludes Its Consideration of the Report of Mozambique

[OHCHR] Committee on the Rights of the Child (AllAfrica)


Digital Migration - Mozambique Achieves in Two Years, South Africa Fails in Ten

[Daily Maverick] If you want to cut through the meandos, ask an engineer. The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture heard on 12 September how what should have been a simple migration process to Digital Terrestrial Television was hobbled by greed, ignorance, political interference and corporate sleight of hand. (AllAfrica)


10 Die in Stadium Crush At End of Nyusi Rally

[AIM] Maputo -Nampula (Mozambique), 12 Sep (AIM) - An election rally in the northern city of Nampula, addressed by the candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party, President Filipe Nyusi, ended in tragedy on Wednesday when 10 people died in a crush at the exit from the city's 25 June sports stadium. (AllAfrica)


EDM Sells Electricity to Zimbabwe

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's publicly owned electricity company, EDM, has agreed to sell 50 megawatts of power to Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)


Clash Between New Democracy and Frelimo in Gaza

[AIM] Maputo -A new Mozambican political party, Nova Democracia (ND - New Democracy) has accused the ruling Frelimo Party of attacking an ND election motorcade in Xilembene in the southern province of Gaza. (AllAfrica)


Nampula Police Commander Suspended

[AIM] Maputo -Nampula (Mozambique), 12 Sep (AIM) - Mozambican Interior Minister Jaime Basilio on Thursday suspended from duty the Nampula Provincial Police Commander, Joaquim Sive, following the tragedy the previous day in which ten people were crushed to death in a Nampula City sports stadium, as they were trying to leave an election rally addressed by President Filipe Nyusi. (AllAfrica)


Former Ambassador to Russia Sentenced

[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo City Court on Thursday sentenced the former Mozambican ambassador to Russia, Bernardo Xirinda, to ten years and eight months imprisonment for embezzlement and corruption. (AllAfrica)


Misa Condemns Intimidation Against Journalists

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican chapter of the regional press freedom body MISA (Media Institute of Southern Africa) has condemned the threats and aggression against reporters who were attempting to cover the aftermath of the tragedy at a sports stadium in the northern city of Nampula where ten people died in a crush at the end of an election rally addressed by President Filipe Nyusi. (AllAfrica)


Maleiane Claims He Is Not Defying Consitutional Council

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Maleiane, on Wednesday denied that by negotiating with the holders of bonds that were initially issued by the fraudulent company Ematum, the government was violating a ruling by the Constitutional Council, which is effectively the country's highest court. (AllAfrica)


Secret Renamo Document - or Forgery?

[AIM] Maputo -The independent newssheet "Carta de Mocambique" on Thursday published an allegedly secret document from the main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, with plans to grab victory in the 15 October general elections in the southern province of Gaza, normally regarded as a Frelimo stronghold. (AllAfrica)


Renamo Threatens to Sue Mayor of Boane

[AIM] Maputo -Boane (Mozambique), 11 Sep (AIM) - Antonio Muchanga, the candidate for governor of Maputo province for the main Mozambican opposition party, Renamo, on Wednesday threatened to sue the mayor of the municipality of Boane for ordering the access road to the municipal market to be blocked. (AllAfrica)


Military Junta Denies Attacking Vehicles

[AIM] Maputo -Mariano Nhongo, head of the "Renamo Military Junta", the dissident group in Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, has not only denied any connection with the recent ambushes against vehicles in the central province of Sofala, but has accused Renamo leader Ossufo Momade of responsibility. (AllAfrica)


Nyusi Stresses Agricultural Development

[AIM] Maputo -Gurue (Mozambique), 11 Sep (AIM) - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, campaigning for his re-election, on Tuesday promised that, if the ruling Frelimo Party wins the general elections scheduled for 15 October, ten per cent of the state budget will be allocated to agriculture. (AllAfrica)


Renamo Promises Lower Taxes and Electricity Prices

[AIM] Maputo -Marracuene (Mozambique), 11 Sep (AIM) - Ossufo Momade, the leader and presidential candidate of Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, on Tuesday promised that a future Renamo government will reduce taxes and cut electricity prices. (AllAfrica)


Nyusi Condemns Anti-Foreigner Violence in South Africa

[AIM] Maputo -Alto Molocue (Mozambique), 11 Sep (AIM) - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday condemned the wave of violence against foreigners in neighbouring South Africa. (AllAfrica)


Hundreds of Mozambicans Left Homeless After Xenophobic Violence

[CAJ News] Maputo -More than 500 Mozambicans have reportedly lost their homes and about 400 others expressed a desire to return to Mozambique following the anti-foreigner violence in neighbouring South Africa. (AllAfrica)


Vilanculos Murder - Accomplice Sentenced to 22 Years

[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo Higher Court of Appeal (TSR) on Monday sentenced Edith d'Compta Camara Cylindo to 22 years imprisonment for her role in the assassination, on 11 April 2016, of the prominent prosecutor, Marcelino Vilanculos. (AllAfrica)


After 2 Deadly Cyclones, Country Needs More Than Just Rebuilding

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (AllAfrica)


What Must Happen for There To Be Lasting Peace After Accord

[The Conversation Africa] The Mozambican government recently signed a peace deal with the Renamo opposition party, in time for elections in October. This is the most decisive step so far towards ending a low-intensity yet persistent conflict that began in 2013. (AllAfrica)


Observers Denied Credentials in Nampula

[AIM] Maputo -The "Sala da Paz" (Peace Room), a coalition of Mozambican election observation bodies, reported on Tuesday that the Nampula Provincial Elections Commission (CPE) is refusing to issue credentials for observers. (AllAfrica)


Police Arrest Campaigners for Vandalising Posters

[AIM] Maputo -A court in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane has found a supporter of the ruling Frelimo Party guilty of destroying election posters of opposition parties, according to the spokesperson for the Inhambane Provincial Police Command, Juma Ali Dauto, cited in Tuesday's issue of the "Mozambique Political Process Bulletin", published by the anti-corruption NGO, the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP). (AllAfrica)


Frelimo and Mdm Supporters Clash in Magude

[AIM] Maputo -Magude (Mozambique), 10 Sep (AIM) - The Mozambican police had to intervene on Tuesday to prevent a brawl between supporters of the ruling Frelimo Party and of the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) in Magude district, Maputo province, from spiralling out of control. (AllAfrica)


Militant Attacks Kill 13 in Cabo Delgado

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Business people have become a target of both insurgents and the police in Cabo Delgado. The car of local businessman John Loca was attacked near Quelimane village, Mocimboa da Praia district on Tuesday (27 Aug). Loca and another person in the car were decapitated. And on Saturday (24 Aug) a young local Mocimboa da Praia businessman, Aly Nuro, was arrested by police, allegedly for links with insurgents. (AllAfrica)