Maputo

Sitting on the west side of Maputo Bay overlooking the Indian Ocean, Maputo is divided into two distinct parts: the colonial Cidade cimento, occupying the areas closest to the sea, and the indigenous Canio, stretching further inland. The former is inhabited by middle- and high-income Mozambicans and...

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Bank of Mozambique opens new base in Maputo

The Bank of Mozambique has inaugurated its $300-million new headquarters in the centre of Maputo after six years of construction. The 87,500-sqm red, blue and silver hub comprises three adjoining b...
Maputo News

New highway connecting Mozambique and South Africa

Chinese and South African companies to build new road in southern Mozambique. Construction of a new highway connecting the north-eastern tip of South Africa with the southern Mozambican coastal cit...
Maputo News

Former Maputo arms depot to become nature park

Ecological park in Malhazine to be complete by December. Works to turn Maputo's former arms depot into a 600-hectare ecological park should be complete by December, following a recent agreement bet...
Maputo News

Dredging works to increase capacity of Maputo Port

Deepening of channel to allow access to 85,000-tonne ships. The port of Maputo will be able to receive ships of up to 85,000 tonnes from February 2017, once the ongoing dredging works are completed...
Maputo News

Mozambique government and Renamo resume talks

Peace talks resume in Maputo after Dhlakama drops pre-conditions. Peace talks between the Mozambican government and representatives of the Renamo rebel movement have resumed after Renamo leader Afo...
Maputo News

Dredging at Maputo Port

Channel to be dredged to allow access to larger ships. Major dredging works to deepen the access channel to Maputo Port are scheduled to begin in mid-May, according to its management firm Maputo Po...
Maputo News

Botanical gardens reopen in Maputo

Revamped gardens open again after two-year closure. The Tunduru botanical gardens, on Rua Henrique de Sousa in downtown Maputo, have been re-opened by the city's mayor David Simango, after a closur...
Maputo News

Mozambique to check credit card use overseas

Mozambique central bank to stem flow of foreign-exchange. Holders of debit and credit cards issued by banks operating in Mozambique will be limited to a maximum of 700,000 meticais ($13,600) per ye...
Maputo News

Major suspension bridge over Maputo Bay

Maputo Bay will improve Mozambique-South Africa trade. The governments of Mozambique and China are financing a major bridge across Maputo Bay which will become Africa’s largest suspension bridge....
Maputo News

Mozambique combats beach litter

Maputo beaches to get clean-up. The Mozambican government says that $50 on-the-spot fines are to be issued against anyone caught littering the nation’s beaches. The legislation has been in place...
Maputo News

Mozambique declared free of land mines

Nation destroys last mine in removal project that began in 1993 Mozambique has been declared free of land mines after the last explosive device was detonated in mid-September in the central Sofala...
Maputo News

Mozambique opposition boycotts peace talks

Convoy of Renamo leader attacked Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo has boycotted peace talks with the ruling Frelimo for the second time, amid a resumption of low-level clashes between reb...
Maputo News

Fighting resumes between Renamo and Frelimo

700 Mozambicans flee to Malawi Fighting has broken out in northern Mozambique between government troops and rebels loyal to opposition party Renamo, as reported on 27 July by the Associated Press (...
Maputo News

Mozambique to destroy confiscated ivory

Maputo steps up fight against poachers Mozambique is to destroy more than one ton of confiscated ivory as well as 53 rhino horns in Maputo on 6 July, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society...
Maputo News

Maputo transport company transferred to city

The Mozambique government has decided to transfer the management of the Maputo's public transport from Beira Public Transport Company to the city government. The city's public transport system is o...
Maputo News

Mozambique removes anti-gay law

Country revises colonial-era legislation Homosexual acts will no longer be deemed a criminal offence in Mozambique after 29 June when the country sings into effect new legislation to replace coloni...
Maputo News

Mozambique police involved in theft of rhino horn

Contrary to previous denials it has now been confirmed that senior police officers were involved in the theft of 12 rhino horns, following the early May haul of over 300 elephant tusks and 65 rhino ho...
Maputo News

Rhino horns go missing in Maputo

Maputo police have confirmed that 12 rhino horns have gone missing from the haul made on 12 May when 65 rhino horns and 340 elephant tusks were seized. Six Mozambicans have been arrested. The haul...
Maputo News

Slaughter of Mozambique elephants

Elephant population halved in five years There are only about 10,300 elephants left in Mozambique compared with 22,000 just five years ago according to a Mozambique government-backed survey made in...
Maputo News

Mozambique pledges bilingual education by 2017

Education ministry to teach Portuguese as foreign language Education is to become fully bilingual in Mozambique, with the country's primary school children being taught in 16 Mozambican languages...

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