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 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...
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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...
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Mozambican president sworn in

Opposition party boycotts inauguration ceremony Mozambique's new president Filipe Nyusi was sworn into office on 15 January at a ceremony that was boycotted by the main opposition party Renamo, whi...
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Mozambican parliament sworn in

Opposition threatens to form breakaway state Outgoing Mozambican president Armando Guebuza opened the nation's new parliament in Maputo on 12 January. The new president Filipe Nyusi of Frelimo w...
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Nyusi confirmed winner of Mozambique presidental elections

Frelimo wins elections with reduced majority Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE) has officially confirmed that Filipe Nyusi, the candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party, has won the Moz...
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Mozambique prepares for elections

Ruling Frelimo party expected to win Election campaigns have drawn to a close in Mozambique as the country prepares to elect a new parliament and president on 15 October. The candidate of the r...
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Peace deal in Mozambique ahead of elections

Renamo leader comes out of hiding to run for president Mozambican president Armando Guebuza and Renamo rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama signed a landmark peace deal in Maputo on 5 September, ahead of t...
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Italian premier to visit Maputo

Renzi on three-day visit to Africa Italy's premier Matteo Renzi will visit Maputo on 19 July as part of a three-day trip to Mozambique, the Republic of Congo and Angola. Renzi is due to hold meet...
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Renamo leader may run for president

Dhlakama seeks security before entering presidential race Mozambique's Renamo opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama says he intends to run as a candidate in the 15 October presidential election but fi...
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Peace talks resume in Mozambique

Government resumes dialogue with Renamo Mozambique's Frelimo-led government and the main opposition party Renamo resumed talks on 27 January, after three months of stalled negotiations and escalating...
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New presidential palace in Maputo

Building funded with loan from China Mozambican president Armando Guebuza inaugurated the nation's new presidential palace on 24 January. The two-storey complex overlooks Maputo Bay and is substantia...
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Shortlist of Frelimo presidential candidates

List comprises prime minister and two government ministers Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party has released a shortlist of three candidates ahead of the presidential polls on 15 October next year....
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Mozambique goes to the polls

Election authorities to go ahead with polls despite threat of violence Mozambicans cast their votes in local elections on 20 November amid an escalation of political violence that threatens voter p...
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Maputo march for peace and security

Protests against rebel violence and abductions Tens of thousands of Mozambicans marched in Maputo and the port cities of Beira and Quelimane on 31 October in protest over the renewed threat of arme...
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Mozambique's Renamo ends peace deal

Rebels claim government attempted “to kill its leader" Afonso Dhlakama Mozambique's Renamo rebels have ended a 1992 peace deal after government forces attacked the base of their leader Afons...
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Mozambique election date announced

General elections will be held in October 2014, following an announcement by Mozambican president Armando Guebuza on 31 July. Presidential, parliamentary and regional assembly votes will take place...
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Mozambique starts voter registration

A voter registration programme began in Mozambique on 25 May and runs until 23 July, ahead of the nation's presidential election in 2014. The registration process got off to a shaky start due to te...
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Mozambique president sacks prime minister

Mozambique president Armando Guebuza has sacked his prime minister Aires Bonifacio Ali in a surprise cabinet reshuffle, which has raised uncertainty over who will run in the country's presidential pol...
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Anti-piracy agreement between South Africa and Mozambique

An anti-piracy agreement has been reached between South Africa and Mozambique, to be extended eventually to include Tanzania. The agreement was signed at the third South African-Mozambican Joint Perma...
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Maputo protests end in deaths

Riots over rising food and fuel prices have led to deaths on the streets of Maputo. Mozambique's private television station S-TV reported that six people, including two children, had been killed, whil...