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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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Maputo set for public transport price increase

Authorities in Maputo have approved a 40 per cent increase in charges for public transport, four years after a similar price hike triggered riots that resulted in the deaths of four people in Maputo a...
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Recycling on Maputo's beaches

Maputo has launched a recycling programme to clean up the capital's Costa do Sol and Miramar beaches.   The rubbish will be collected and recycled by the Mozambican Recycling Association (A...
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New domestic terminal opens at Maputo airport

Construction work has finished on the new domestic terminal at Maputo International Airport, in a project that cost $36 million. Work began 20 months ago when Chinese firm Anhui Foreign Economic Co...
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Mozambique president sacks prime minister

Mozambique president Armando Guebuza has sacked his prime minister Aires Bonifacio Ali in a surprise cabinet reshuffle, which has raised uncertainty over who will run in the country's presidential pol...
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P&O Maritime Wins Contract in Maputo

Ports company P&O Maritime FZE has won the contract to provide specialist shipping and marine logistics services at the port of Maputo. The firm is a subsidiary of the Dubai-based giant DP Worl...
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Mozambique to ban import of analog radio and tvs

The Mozambican government is drafting legislation to ban the importation of analog radio and televisions, in line with its 2006 commitment to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to switch...
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Headscarves allowed in Mozambique schools

The Mozambican government has overturned its new law banning the wearing of traditional Muslim headscarves in the country's schools, following confusion over the decree which banned headscarves, veils...
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Mozambique’s demining programme continues

Almost 20 million sqm of Mozambican land deemed dangerous due to anti-personnel land mines had been made safe between 2008 and 2011 as part of Mozambique's National Mine Action Plan, according to fore...
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Mozambique suggests extension of anti-piracy patrols to Kenya

Mozambique has suggested the anti-piracy patrols it currently undertakes in collaboration with South Africa and Tanzania should be extended further north to cover Kenyan waters. Mozambican defence...
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Mozambique gives green light for Moatize-Malawi railway

The Mozambican government has awarded the tender for construction of the Moatize-Malawi railway and the Nacala-a-Velha branch line to the Integrated Northern Logistics Corridor (CLIN), which is a part...
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Major ivory theft in Maputo

Maputo authorities have confirmed the theft of 266 elephant tusks, weighing six tons, from the country's National Directorate of Land and Forests (DNTF), a guarded institution under the aegis of the M...
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Vale funds training of Mozambican train drivers

Brazilian mining company Vale is funding the training of Mozambican train drivers in order to boost the efficiency of the rail network from its open-cast coal mines in the western Mozambican province...
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Flights from Maputo to Qatar

Qatar Airways plans to launch scheduled flights between Maputo and Qatar capital Doha, from 31 October. The service will operate three times a week, via Johannesburg, and will become the airline's...
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Japan donates rice to Mozambique

Japan is to donate rice worth about
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Barcodes for Mozambique

  The Mozambican government is poised to introduce a barcode system in the country later this year, according to the industry and trade minister Armando Inroga. Inroga said that his adminis...
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Mozambique authorises Shell’s bid for gas field

Mozambique's ministry of natural resources has given the green light to the bid by Royal Dutch Shell to buy out Cove Energy’s 8.5 per cent stake in a major gas field. In April, Shell Bidco, a...
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Ireland funds climate change action in Mozambique

Ireland is to provide €5m to assist the Mozambican government in minimising the adverse effects of climate change over the coming years. The agreement was signed in Maputo on 7 May by represen...
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