Daily Archives: August 6, 2019

Mozambique criminalizes child marriage

On July 18, the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique passed a law criminalizing marriage between an adult and a person under the age of 18.

The new law states that an adult who marries children and adolescents is to …

UN Raises Aid Appeal for Zimbabwe as Many Face Starvation

HARARE – The United Nations on Tuesday increased its aid appeal for Zimbabwe to $331.5 million to help it recover from drought that has driven millions to the brink of starvation as well as a cyclone that hit eastern regions …

Pact Reached in Mozambique But Prospects for Peace Uncertain

MAPUTO/JOHANNESBURG – With a handshake and a hug, Mozambique’s leaders hoped Tuesday to close the book on a decades-long conflict. But an election in October and new causes of violence mean lasting peace is far from assured.

After fighting on …