Daily Archives: April 22, 2020

Mozambique: Health Ministry to Expand Testing Capacity

Maputo — The Mozambican Health Ministry hopes to expand the network of laboratories of the National Health Institute (INS), so that samples of suspected cases of the respiratory disease Covid-19 can be tested in the provinces, instead of all being flown to the INS central laboratory at Marracuene, in Maputo province. “Apart from testing at

Mozambique Hopes to Delay Peak of Pandemic

Maputo — The Mozambican government is hoping to delay the peak of infection by the Covid-19 respiratory disease by several months, according to Health Minister Armindo Tiago. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, at the end of a meeting of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet), Tiago said that delaying the peak (that is, the maximum number

Mozambique: Edm Unlikely to Meet This Year’s Target

Maputo — Mozambique’s public electricity company, EDM, may be forced to revise downwards this year’s target for new connections to the national electricity grid, because of the constraints caused by the pandemic of the new coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease. Cited in Wednesday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Noticias”, EDM spokesperson Luis Amado

Mozambique: Police Deny Abducting Palma Journalist

Maputo — The Mozambican police on Wednesday denied that the defence and security forces had anything to do with the abduction and possible murder of journalist Ibraimo Mbaruco in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. Mbaruco worked for the community radio station in the town of Palma. The last time his colleagues saw him was

Mozambique: EU and UNDP Sign Post-Cyclone Recovery Agreement

Maputo — The European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday signed an agreement in Maputo under which the EU will provide 34.3 million Euros (37.2 million US dollars) to support the implementation of the Mozambique Recovery Facility, a fund managed by UNDP in partnership with the Mozambican government. According to a

Mozambique: In the News – Dozens Dead in Mozambique Militant Attack

Bournemouth, UK — The attack was retribution for a group of youths who refused to join the insurgents. A Islamist insurgent group killed 52 people in Mozambique’s northernmost Cabo Delgado region, a police official said on Tuesday. The number of victims is among the highest of any incident since the militants began staging attacks in