Maputo News

Mozambique removes anti-gay law

Country revises colonial-era legislation Homosexual acts will no longer be deemed a criminal offence in Mozambique after 29 June when the country sings into effect new legislation to replace coloni...
Maputo News

Mozambique police involved in theft of rhino horn

Contrary to previous denials it has now been confirmed that senior police officers were involved in the theft of 12 rhino horns, following the early May haul of over 300 elephant tusks and 65 rhino ho...
Maputo News

Rhino horns go missing in Maputo

Maputo police have confirmed that 12 rhino horns have gone missing from the haul made on 12 May when 65 rhino horns and 340 elephant tusks were seized. Six Mozambicans have been arrested. The haul...
Maputo News

Slaughter of Mozambique elephants

Elephant population halved in five years There are only about 10,300 elephants left in Mozambique compared with 22,000 just five years ago according to a Mozambique government-backed survey made in...
Maputo News

Mozambique pledges bilingual education by 2017

Education ministry to teach Portuguese as foreign language Education is to become fully bilingual in Mozambique, with the country's primary school children being taught in 16 Mozambican languages...
Maputo News

Mozambican president sworn in

Opposition party boycotts inauguration ceremony Mozambique's new president Filipe Nyusi was sworn into office on 15 January at a ceremony that was boycotted by the main opposition party Renamo, whi...
Maputo News

Mozambican parliament sworn in

Opposition threatens to form breakaway state Outgoing Mozambican president Armando Guebuza opened the nation's new parliament in Maputo on 12 January. The new president Filipe Nyusi of Frelimo w...
Maputo News

Major new bridge for Maputo Bay

Bridge works to begin in 2015 Construction of the suspension bridge across Maputo Bay is expected to begin in early 2015 and is due for completion by the end of 2017. The bridge, which will lin...
Maputo News

Mozambique's Nacala airport set to open

Airport to become commerical hub for northern Mozambique The old airbase at Nacala in the north of Mozambique will reopen as a new international airport on 13 December, according to the nation's t...
Maputo News

Nyusi confirmed winner of Mozambique presidental elections

Frelimo wins elections with reduced majority Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE) has officially confirmed that Filipe Nyusi, the candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party, has won the Moz...
Maputo News

Mozambique prepares for elections

Ruling Frelimo party expected to win Election campaigns have drawn to a close in Mozambique as the country prepares to elect a new parliament and president on 15 October. The candidate of the r...
Maputo News

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...
Maputo News

Dredging at Maputo port

Maintenance work at major commericial port Works to dredge Maputo port will begin in September as part of a maintenance contract between the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) and Transnet Nat...
Maputo News

Peace deal in Mozambique ahead of elections

Renamo leader comes out of hiding to run for president Mozambican president Armando Guebuza and Renamo rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama signed a landmark peace deal in Maputo on 5 September, ahead of t...
Maputo News

Italian premier to visit Maputo

Renzi on three-day visit to Africa Italy's premier Matteo Renzi will visit Maputo on 19 July as part of a three-day trip to Mozambique, the Republic of Congo and Angola. Renzi is due to hold meet...
Maputo News

Rising sea level in Maputo Bay

Advancing waters pose erosion threat for Maputo Coastal erosion is diminishing the Xefina archipelago of three islands in the north-east of the Bay of Maputo, according to a report in local daily...
Maputo News

Renamo leader may run for president

Dhlakama seeks security before entering presidential race Mozambique's Renamo opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama says he intends to run as a candidate in the 15 October presidential election but fi...
Maputo News

Japan funds new fish market in Maputo

Market will have modern hygiene facilities Construction of a new fish market in the Triunfo area of Maputo is set to begin in late April, and is funded by $12.6 million from the Japanese Internati...
Maputo News

Maputo declared free of land mines

Mozambique in final stage of demining programme The province of Maputo has been declared free of land mines following the successful of the country's demining programme which has lasted for over tw...
Maputo News

Peace talks resume in Mozambique

Government resumes dialogue with Renamo Mozambique's Frelimo-led government and the main opposition party Renamo resumed talks on 27 January, after three months of stalled negotiations and escalating...
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