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New presidential palace in Maputo

Building funded with loan from China Mozambican president Armando Guebuza inaugurated the nation's new presidential palace on 24 January. The two-storey complex overlooks Maputo Bay and is substantia...
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Rats speed de-mining in Mozambique

Mozambique pushes to meet its landmine-free deadline Specially-trained rats are being deployed to detect landmines in Mozambique in a push to have the nation declared landmine-free this year. Some...
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Japan funds new power plant in Maputo

Power facility being built on site of former Sonefe plant Japan is loaning Mozambique the $174m needed to construct a new gas-fired power plant in Maputo to help the nation meet its growing demand...
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Shortlist of Frelimo presidential candidates

List comprises prime minister and two government ministers Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party has released a shortlist of three candidates ahead of the presidential polls on 15 October next year....
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South Korea opens embassy and trade office in Maputo

Move signals increasing trade between the two nations South Korea’s Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) is due to launch a business centre in Maputo, following the opening of the South Ko...
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Mozambique goes to the polls

Election authorities to go ahead with polls despite threat of violence Mozambicans cast their votes in local elections on 20 November amid an escalation of political violence that threatens voter p...
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Maputo march for peace and security

Protests against rebel violence and abductions Tens of thousands of Mozambicans marched in Maputo and the port cities of Beira and Quelimane on 31 October in protest over the renewed threat of arme...
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Mozambique's Renamo ends peace deal

Rebels claim government attempted “to kill its leader" Afonso Dhlakama Mozambique's Renamo rebels have ended a 1992 peace deal after government forces attacked the base of their leader Afons...
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Natural gas for Maputo homes

Natural gas will be provided to homes in Maputo and neighbouring town Marracuene from May 2014, according to the Mozambican energy minister Salvador Namburente. The minister said that the natural g...
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Mozambique election date announced

General elections will be held in October 2014, following an announcement by Mozambican president Armando Guebuza on 31 July. Presidential, parliamentary and regional assembly votes will take place...
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Mozambique faces growing political instability

Mozambican president Armando Guebuza has fired his army chief Paulino Jose Macaringue, amid escalating fears of a return to civil war with Renamo rebels, two decades after the end of a 16-year conflic...
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Dutch consortium design water project for Maputo

A Dutch consortium of engineering and water supply companies has been commissioned by Mozambique's Fund for Water Supply Investment and Assets (FIPAG) to design a major drinking water distribution sys...
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Voter registration still slow in Mozambique

Less than 15 per cent of Mozambique's 3.5 million eligible voters had registered following the third week of the current voter registration exercise, according to the country’s Electoral Adminis...
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Mozambique starts voter registration

A voter registration programme began in Mozambique on 25 May and runs until 23 July, ahead of the nation's presidential election in 2014. The registration process got off to a shaky start due to te...
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Major investment in Maputo port

The port of Maputo is to receive an investment of around US$400 million to improve facilities in response to the increasing amount of cargo processed at the port. The works are being carried out...
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Tolls rise in Maputo South Africa motorway

Tolls at the two toll-gates on the Mozambique side of the Maputo-South Africa motorway go up from 1 April. The hikes range from eight to 28 per cent, and have been instituted by the Trans-Africa Co...
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Italian film festival in Maputo

The fifth annual Italian Film Festival in Maputo opens on 15 March and runs until 22 March. The festival opens with Francesco Bruni's "Scialla", which won the out-of-competition award at the 2012 V...
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Maputo-South Africa railway closed for six weeks

The Ressano Garcia railway line, which links Maputo port to South Africa, will be closed for at least six weeks following a serious accident on 18 February involving a South African goods train near T...
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Maputo bus fare protests subside

The protests on 15 November following the introduction of higher bus fares in Maputo and its neighbouring city Matola have subsided and the transport situation is reportedly back to normal. The dis...
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Swine fever outbreak in Maputo

Authorities have confirmed an outbreak of the African swine fever virus (ASFV) in the province of Maputo and have banned the movement of pigs within the province unless the animals receive a clean bil...
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