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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rising sea level in Maputo Bay

Advancing waters pose erosion threat for Maputo Coastal erosion is diminishing the Xefina archipelago of three islands in the north-east of the Bay of Maputo, according to a report in local daily...
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Ireland funds climate change action in Mozambique

Ireland is to provide €5m to assist the Mozambican government in minimising the adverse effects of climate change over the coming years. The agreement was signed in Maputo on 7 May by represen...
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Mozambique and Tanzania sign forest agreement

Mozambique and Tanzania have signed an agreement to work together to improve the management of their forests and conservation areas. The deal between the National Directorate of Land and Forests of...
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Mozambique issues flood alerts after heavy rains

The president of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, has called for a country-wide alert against flooding as the result of heavy rains in neighbouring countries. At least three people, two of them childr...
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Mining accident in Mozambique investigated

Mozambique's ministry of mineral resources has set up a commission of enquiry to investigate a flood which happened at a dredge mine in the coastal district of Moma in the country
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Maputo flooded in heavy rains

Large parts of Maputo flooded on 27 January as a result of sudden heavy rain, the Mozambican news agency AIM reports. The National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) has said that the flooding af...
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Climate change study in Mozambique.

Mozambique could experience cyclones, floods, droughts and disease as a result of global climate change, a recent report suggests. The Climate Change Report produced by the country
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Organic fertilizer factory opens in Maputo.

Waste management in the city of Maputo has taken a step forward with the launch of a small organic fertilizer factory. The
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Plastic bags to be banned in Maputo.

Plastic carrier bags are to be banned in Maputo due to their negative effect on the local drainage system, according to city mayor Eneas Comiche. The bags block manholes and drainage channels, prevent...
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Feliciano dos Santos wins Goldman environmental prize.

Mozambican musician Feliciano dos Santos has won the Goldman environmental prize for Africa for his work to raise awareness about health and sanitation issues in the northern Niassa province of Mozamb...
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Higher utility bills for Maputo residents.

The city council has introduced new rubbish collection fees for Maputo residents as of the start of May. Under the new regime, which has been subject to repeated delays, the old monthly flat rate of 2...
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Maputo port to get fruit terminal.

The port of Maputo is to get a $4.2 million dollar fresh produce export terminal as part of efforts to boost its capacity and harness markets in the Far East. It is to be built and operated by South A...
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Maputo's new rubbish fees postponed.

Payment of the new, higher rubbish collection tax in Maputo is to begin in March rather than in January as originally announced, the state news agency AIM has said. The delay is due to problems with t...
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Great Limpopo border post opened.

Visitors to the Great Limpopo Transfrontier National Park spanning parts of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe can now use a border post inside the area to move around more freely. Opened in mid Au...