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 move followed an earlier decision to shrink its two weekly supplements on the economy and culture as well as its sister publications, the Sunday newspaper Domingo and the sports paper Desafio. Newsprint is reportedly in short supply throughout southern Africa. Noticias has an average daily print run of 13,000 copies according to the most recent figures available, dating to 2003.