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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

Preparations for currency reform.

As of 1 April, all shops and other businesses are obliged to indicate their prices in both the existing metical and in its new simplified form in readiness for the introduction of the new family of th...
Maputo News

Couto and Chiziane at Turin book fair.

Mozambican authors Mia Couto and Paulina Chiziane will be in Italy for the annual Turin international book fair 4-8 May 2006, which this year has a special focus on the Portuguese language. Couto and...
Maputo News

Bicycles for the police.

The Mozambican interior ministry has been given 50 special police bicycles as well as safety kits, helmets and spare parts as part of a United States-backed initiative to improve community policing in...
Maputo News

Plastic treatment plant opens.

The first plastic treatment plant has opened in Maputo as part of a programme for sustainable waste management in the city. The facility, situated near the lixeira (rubbish dump) in the Hulene neighbo...
Maputo News

Mozambique goes unleaded.

Leaded petrol is on its way out in Mozambique under the terms of an international agreement to use only the less polluting unleaded variety. The country stopped importing leaded fuel in January this y...
Maputo News

New boats for Maputo-Catembe.

Participants in the international competition to design and build new passenger and cargo vessels for the crossing between Maputo and Catembe on the opposite side of Maputo Bay now have until 20 March...
Maputo News

Fuel prices come down.

The Mozambican energy ministry has announced a drop in the price of all petroleum products except fuel oil. Under the new regime, cooking gas now costs 22,500 meticais per kilo (-11,6 per cent); unlea...
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,...
Maputo News

Changes to UK visa applications.

As of 6 March, UK visa applications from Mozambique will be handled by the British High Commission (BHC) in Pretoria, South Africa, rather than by the BHC in Maputo as before. However, Mozambicans tra...
Maputo News

Maputo, a terrace on the ocean.

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...
Maputo News

Motorway tolls increase.

Fees for using the N4 toll road linking Maputo to Witbank in South Africa are set to rise on 1 March 2006, Mozambiques national roads administration has said. Tolls for light vehicles at the Maputo to...
Maputo News

Domestic violence on the rise.

Domestic violence is on the rise in Maputo according to figures released by the city police authorities in January. Last year the capital saw 2,100 reported cases of aggression in the home, 1,140 more...
Maputo News

Ethiopia Airlines adds Maputo to its service

Ethiopian Airlines launched a new service to Maputo on 5 December. Flights depart Addis Ababa three days a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday with the return flight operating the same day. The f...


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