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...

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

Rats speed de-mining in Mozambique

Mozambique pushes to meet its landmine-free deadline Specially-trained rats are being deployed to detect landmines in Mozambique in a push to have the nation declared landmine-free this year. Some...
Maputo News

Major ivory theft in Maputo

Maputo authorities have confirmed the theft of 266 elephant tusks, weighing six tons, from the country's National Directorate of Land and Forests (DNTF), a guarded institution under the aegis of the M...
Maputo News

Turtle nesting season begins in Mozambique

Turtle season is officially underway in Mozambique and local animal protection groups are making their usual call for people to help guarantee optimum conditions for nesting and hatching. On 7 Nov...
Maputo News

Turtle conservation in Mozambique.

Conservationists have called on Mozambicans to help protect marine turtles, which are under increasing pressure from human activities in the country. Specific dangers faced by these reptiles include a...