SAMORA MACHEL’S SON RUNNING FOR MAYOR OF MAPUTO

MAPUTO– Samora Machel Junior (known as Samito), the son of Mozambique’s first president, Samora Moises Machel, has entered the race for Mayor of Maputo, as an independent candidate.

Machel heads the list of candidates for the Maputo Municipal Assembly submitted …

DEFENCE FORCE CALLS ON SOUTH AFRICANS LIVING NEAR BORDER WITH MOZAMBIUE TO HELP FIGHT CRIME

JOHANNESBURG– The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) has called on local communities living close to the country’s border with Mozambique to assist them with information which can lead to the arrest of criminals conducting illegal operations at the common …

Indian Rupee Falls to All-time Low Against Dollar

The Indian rupee fell to an all-time low Tuesday against the U.S. dollar amid worries that Turkey’s growing financial crisis could spread to other developing-world economies.

Indian Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chander Garg told reporters that there was nothing at …

Nigeria’s Acting President Orders Overhaul of Controversial Police Unit

Nigeria’s acting president has ordered the overhaul of a police unit following allegations of human rights violations, his spokesman said Tuesday, as the government seeks to burnish its security record ahead of February’s presidential election.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is …

Mozambique Police Name ‘Ringleaders’ Behind Islamist Threat

Mozambique’s security forces have identified six men they regard as the ringleaders of a nascent Islamist insurgency that has killed over 100 people in the north, and called on local people to help capture them, news agency Lusa reported on …

Malians Vote in Presidential Runoff

Malians have voted in a presidential runoff election Sunday amid heavy security to thwart violence, deciding whether to hand incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita a second five-year term or replace him with opposition challenger Soumalia Cisse.

Counting was underway in some …