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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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...
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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

Maputo declared free of land mines

Mozambique in final stage of demining programme The province of Maputo has been declared free of land mines following the successful of the country's demining programme which has lasted for over tw...
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Voter registration still slow in Mozambique

Less than 15 per cent of Mozambique's 3.5 million eligible voters had registered following the third week of the current voter registration exercise, according to the country’s Electoral Adminis...
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Mozambique’s demining programme continues

Almost 20 million sqm of Mozambican land deemed dangerous due to anti-personnel land mines had been made safe between 2008 and 2011 as part of Mozambique's National Mine Action Plan, according to fore...
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Babies in Matola in trial identification system

In a trial project a number of babies in the port of Matola on the outskirts of Maputo have been given a biometric identification card at birth. The number on the card, called the single citizen
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Mozambique increases visa costs

Mozambique has increased significantly the cost of tourist visas and temporary and permanent residence permits, local news sources report. O Pais reports that on 12 July temporary residence permits...
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Biometric passports for Mozambique

The Mozambican immigration authorities have now started issuing biometric passports, which contain a microchip containing personal data to identify the holder. This follows a short delay of about...
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Kayum centre goes up in smoke.

Fire has destroyed part of the Kayum Centre, a large shop in central Maputo specialising in electrical appliances, local news sources report. The fire broke out in the shop
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New Maputo market car park.

Shoppers at Maputo
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One-stop border for South Africa and Mozambique.

Mozambique and South Africa are to create a one-stop border post (OSBP) at Lebombo-Ressano Garcia to ease the movement of goods and people between the countries. Currently people and goods have to cle...
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Mozambique world’s 50th most peaceful country.

Mozambique has climbed two places to 50th place in the ranking of the world
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Informal markets banned in Maputo.

The first phase of a project to prevent the opening of informal markets in Maputo is due to get underway in June. Overseen by the city council, the operation aims to ensure the proper management of pu...
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Chissano son dies.

Nympine Chissano, the eldest son of former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano, has died at his home in Maputo aged 37. He is believed to have been ill for some time, although the exact cause of dea...
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Chissano wins Mo Ibrahim prize.

Former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano is the winner of the inaugural prize for achievement in African leadership awarded annually by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to a retired head of state or gove...
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Population census in Mozambique.

The third general population and housing census in Mozambique will take place from 1-15 August. The last nationwide headcount was in 1997, when the population was 16,099,200. The National Statistics I...
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Investment needed in Mozambique cities.

Over half of Mozambicans will be living in urban areas by 2015 and most of these will be living in slums without basic infrastructure or services unless serious investment is made, Jose Forjaz, direct...
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Three children die in explosion.

Three children have been killed after a howitzer shell exploded in the courtyard of a house in the Magoanine