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-Catembe bridge to open in June

The new Maputo-Catembe bridge, built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation, is due to open in June.  The 3km bridge will be Africa’s longest suspension bridge and will link Maputo to Catembe sou...
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Archaeology museum opens at Maputo university

UEM Archaeology at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. Mozambique's oldest university, the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Maputo, has inaugurated the UEM Archaeology Museum.Spanning the lowe...
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Major drainage scheme for Maputo

Mozambique upgrades capital's drainage and sanitation system. Maputo's drainage system is to receive a major upgrade as part of a long-term project expected to be completed in 2040. The main areas...
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Maputo Bay bridge project faces delays

Final cost of bridge expected to increase as project misses December deadline.The completion of the major suspension bridge across Maputo Bay faces delays of several months and could lead to additiona...
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Heineken to build brewery in Maputo

Brewery will open in Marracuene district of Maputo in 2019. Dutch brewing company Heineken has begun construction on a $100 million brewery in the Marracuene district of Maputo.When it becomes operat...
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Bank of Mozambique opens new base in Maputo

The Bank of Mozambique has inaugurated its $300-million new headquarters in the centre of Maputo after six years of construction. The 87,500-sqm red, blue and silver hub comprises three adjoining b...
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New highway connecting Mozambique and South Africa

Chinese and South African companies to build new road in southern Mozambique. Construction of a new highway connecting the north-eastern tip of South Africa with the southern Mozambican coastal cit...
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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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Dredging works to increase capacity of Maputo Port

Deepening of channel to allow access to 85,000-tonne ships. The port of Maputo will be able to receive ships of up to 85,000 tonnes from February 2017, once the ongoing dredging works are completed...
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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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Dredging at Maputo Port

Channel to be dredged to allow access to larger ships. Major dredging works to deepen the access channel to Maputo Port are scheduled to begin in mid-May, according to its management firm Maputo Po...
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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 to check credit card use overseas

Mozambique central bank to stem flow of foreign-exchange. Holders of debit and credit cards issued by banks operating in Mozambique will be limited to a maximum of 700,000 meticais ($13,600) per ye...
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Major suspension bridge over Maputo Bay

Maputo Bay will improve Mozambique-South Africa trade. The governments of Mozambique and China are financing a major bridge across Maputo Bay which will become Africa’s largest suspension bridge....
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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 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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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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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 (...
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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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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...