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Reconstruction after arsenal blasts slow.

Slow progress is being made in work to rebuild the homes destroyed by the explosions at the arsenal in the Maputo suburb of Malhazine on 22 March. In total 4,490 homes were damaged or destroyed in the...
Maputo News

New wholesale food market for Maputo.

Maputo is to get a new wholesale food market in the outlying suburb of Zimpeto in the northern part of the capital, the state news agency reports. Built at a cost of $900,000, the six-hectare facility...
Maputo News

Maputo blasts caused by poor storage and human error.

Poor storage conditions including exposure to the elements, a lack of inspection and human error were all to blame for the explosions at an arsenal in the outer Maputo neighbourhood of Malhazine on 22...
Maputo News

Derelict hotel demolished.

The unfinished Quatro Estacoes (Four Seasons) hotel, whose 25 floors have towered over the Costa do Sol beach in east Maputo for over three decades, has been brought down by controlled implosion. The...
Maputo News

Death toll from armoury explosions rises.

The death toll from the explosions at an armoury in Maputo on 22 March has risen to at least 102 as accusations mount that government negligence was to blame. The series of blasts at the weapons depot...
Maputo News

Dozens killed in explosions at Maputo armoury.

At least 72 people have been killed and several hundred more injured following a series of explosions at an armoury in Maputo on 22 March. The blasts involving weapons and ammunition took place at the...
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The cost of Mozambique flooding.

At least $71 million is needed to repair the recent flood and cyclone damage in Mozambique. Intervention is required in a number of areas such as education (to rebuild schools in Manica, Sofala, Tete...
Maputo News

Flood relief efforts continue in Mozambique.

Efforts to assist victims of the serious flooding that has affected central parts of Mozambique in recent weeks continue amid reports that the level of the Zambezi river is beginning to fall. At least...
Maputo News

Flood situation remains critical in Mozambique.

Thousands of people displaced by flooding in Mozambique are stranded in evacuation centres without emergency supplies due to deteriorating conditions in affected areas, international news sources repo...
Maputo News

Relief efforts against flooding.

Efforts are underway to assist the victims of the heavy flooding in Mozambique which has left at least 29 people dead and a further 85,000 homeless in central and northern parts of the country. Humani...
Maputo News

Severe flooding in Mozambique.

At least 29 people are reported to have died and tens of thousands left homeless as a result of severe flooding in Mozambique, while United Nations humanitarian officials are warning that the situatio...
Maputo News

Maputo roads to get overhaul.

Roads in the capital are set to get an overhaul starting from 12 February following the signing of an agreement between the contractors and the city council, the state news agency AIM reports. The wor...
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Eduardo Mondlane remembered on 3 February.

A monument to Eduardo Mondlane, considered by some as the father of independent Mozambique, is to be inaugurated in Maputo on 3 February, the 38th anniversary of his death. Founder and first president...
Maputo News

Unfinished Four Seasons hotel to be demolished.

The empty Quatro Estacoes (Four Seasons) hotel, whose 25 floors have towered over the Costa do Sol beach in east Maputo for over three decades, is to be demolished by implosion in February 2007, the M...
Maputo News

Child poverty in Mozambique.

Nearly half of Mozambique's estimated ten million children
Maputo News

Ressano Garcia border post open 24 hours a day.

The Ressano Garcia border post between Mozambique and South Africa is now open 24 hours a day to facilitate the return of migrant workers employed in South Africas mines and the arrival of tourists fo...
Maputo News

Road safety campaign on N4.

The Mozambican road safety institute INAV and road concessionaire Trans African Concessions (TRAC) have announced plans to improve road safety on the N4 toll road between Maputo and South Africa, the...
Maputo News

Maputo suburbs turn to rough justice.

Over 20 people have been lynched in Maputo and outlying areas since August as residents take justice into their own hands amid growing frustration with the failure of the police to tackle crime, Inter...
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New rubbish collection fees for Maputo.

Maputo city council has announced the introduction of new rubbish collection fees as of January 2007, the daily newspaper Noticias reports. The present monthly flat rate of 20 meticais de nova familha...
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