Maputo News

Proposed media law changes cause concern.

There is perplexity among some journalists and media operators in Mozambique about proposed changes to the 1991 press law, which is widely considered one of the most enlightened pieces of media legisl...
Maputo News

Gay rights in Mozambique.

Gays and lesbians in Mozambique may soon have their rights championed by an official movement, state news agency AIM reports. The demand for organised representation came during the first ever seminar...
Maputo News

Samora Machel anniversary.

19 October is the 20th anniversary of the death of Samora Machel, independence leader and the founding president of the republic of Mozambique. To mark the occasion on 5 October a library was opened...
Maputo News

First Mozambican Social Forum.

The first national social forum in Maputo on 25-29 October will examine the theme Another Mozambique is possible. Roughly 5,000 participants are expected to attend the meeting to discuss questions of...
Maputo News

40 women complete vocational training.

Forty women from all over Maputo have just completed a course in dressmaking, embroidery, cooking, food processing and food conservation as part of an initiative of the Mozambican non-governmental org...
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Rdio Moambique to enter digital era.

Rdio Moambiques Maputo studios are to get an overhaul as part of a far-reaching media development project in Mozambique spearheaded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisat...
Maputo News

Second decade of education for Africa.

The second decade of education for Africa (2006-2015), promoted by the African Union (AU), is to be launched in Maputo on 8 September. The launch is to be preceded by the extra-ordinary session of the...
Maputo News

Virtual library launched in Maputo.

The private Higher Polytechnic and University Institute (ISPU) in Maputo has launched an on-line library to facilitate access to educational materials and encourage distance learning. In addition to b...
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Artwork by HIV-positive children to go on show.

Maputo residents should look out for an exhibition of work by HIV-positive children receiving treatment at the Central Hospital in the capital. The show is the result of a project called Positive Art...
Maputo News

New traffic lights in Maputo.

New traffic lights are to be installed at major crossroads in Maputo as part of efforts to improve road safety in the capital. The first phase of the project, which is due to get under way in July, in...
Maputo News

Noticias newspaper cuts back on paper.

Mozambiques most popular daily newspaper Noticias has had to cut down its size due to paper shortage. On 8 June the paper shrunk from nine to eight columns, a reduction in size of 12 per cent. The mov...
Maputo News

Gas shortages in Maputo.

Maputo is experiencing ongoing shortages of cooking gas following the temporary closure of the Engen refinery in South Africa for maintenance. Supplies began to run out in mid-May and many people have...
Maputo News

New farming equipment factory.

A new factory for producing farming equipment has been built in Beluluane in Maputo province as part of efforts to boost agricultural development in the country. The South African-owned plant, Bom-Art...
Maputo News

Lzaro Mabunda wins Cardoso prize.

Lzaro Mabunda of the Maputo weekly O Pas is the winner of the fourth edition of the Carlo Cardoso prize for journalism. He received the 4,000 award for two reports: Aborto, legalizar ou no? (Abortion,...
Maputo News

Reported crime down.

Reported crimes in Maputo in the period May 2005-April 2006 are down by six per cent over the previous 12 months according to a report from the city police. There were 10,234 crimes reported in the 20...
Maputo News

Workers day demonstration.

Roughly 30,000 workers are expected to take to the streets of Maputo on 1 May for the annual march to coincide with international workers day. This year they will be marching under the slogan Let our...
Maputo News

City to get new drains.

Maputo is to get a new drainage system as part of a major infrastructure project financed by an Italian government loan. Work in the capital will include the installation of almost eight kilometres of...
Maputo News

Ressano border open 24 hours.

Komatiport/Ressano Garcia, the main land border crossing between Mozambique and South Africa, is to remain open 24 hours a day until 17 April to facilitate the movement of workers and tourists between...
Maputo News

Water, water everywhere

Pre-payment water meters are to be installed in Maputo and other cities across the country in an attempt to reduce billing problems and prevent water theft, water utility Aguas de Mocambique (AdeM) ha...
Maputo News

Street sellers on the move.

Unlicensed street sellers are once again the target of the Maputo authorities in a new bid to clean up the capital. As of 14 February, representatives of the city council, health authorities, police,...

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