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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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...
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Mozambique postal firm launches bus service

Bus will operate mainly out of Maputo and Beira Mozambique’s postal service Correios de Moçambique has launched an inter-provincial bus service, in order to offset losses from its tradit...
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Tolls rise in Maputo South Africa motorway

Tolls at the two toll-gates on the Mozambique side of the Maputo-South Africa motorway go up from 1 April. The hikes range from eight to 28 per cent, and have been instituted by the Trans-Africa Co...
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Maputo-South Africa railway closed for six weeks

The Ressano Garcia railway line, which links Maputo port to South Africa, will be closed for at least six weeks following a serious accident on 18 February involving a South African goods train near T...
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Maputo bus fare protests subside

The protests on 15 November following the introduction of higher bus fares in Maputo and its neighbouring city Matola have subsided and the transport situation is reportedly back to normal. The dis...
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Maputo set for public transport price increase

Authorities in Maputo have approved a 40 per cent increase in charges for public transport, four years after a similar price hike triggered riots that resulted in the deaths of four people in Maputo a...
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Vale funds training of Mozambican train drivers

Brazilian mining company Vale is funding the training of Mozambican train drivers in order to boost the efficiency of the rail network from its open-cast coal mines in the western Mozambican province...
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Flights from Maputo to Qatar

Qatar Airways plans to launch scheduled flights between Maputo and Qatar capital Doha, from 31 October. The service will operate three times a week, via Johannesburg, and will become the airline's...
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New bus terminal in Maputo

A new bus terminal was opened in Maputo, on 29 February. The terminal, which can hold 35 buses and is used by Mozambican inter-provincial transport operator Etrago, cost $800,000. It is located nea...
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Tolls rise on Maputo-South Africa motorway

Tolls on the Maputo-South Africa motorway are to be increased by between 10 and 15 per cent from 1 March, according to an announcement by the Trans-Africa Concessions (TRAC), the company that operates...
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Reconstruction of railway between Beira and Machipanda

Reconstruction work has begun on the railway line connecting the port city of Beira with Machipanda on the Mozambique/Zimbabwe border, according to Carlos Isidoro, the director for transport and commu...
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New flights to Maputo from South Africa

The airline company Comair, which operates British Airways flights in southern Africa, is launching scheduled services from Lanseria International Airport between Pretoria and Johannesburg to Maputo a...
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Maputo reinstates Goba passenger train

The passenger train service between Maputo and Goba, a remote region on the Swaziland border 75km from the capital, has been reinstated by the country's rail and ports company CFM. The passenger servi...
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Chinese buses for Maputo

The Chinese government has donated 72 new buses to Maputo public transport company Transportes P
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Gas-powered buses for Maputo

Maputo's publicly-owned bus company Transportes P
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Mozambique national airline banned from Europe

The Mozambican national air carrier, Mozambique Airlines (LAM) has been banned from entering European airspace after failing to meet European Commission safety regulations. The company has said it wil...
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New airport facilities in Mozambique

The new domestic terminal at Maputo
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Portugal airlines to fly to South Africa via Maputo

Portugal national airline TAP has announced that its summer timetable of flights to South Africa will be routed through Maputo. Direct flights between Lisbon and Johannesburg are to be dropped. Instea...