Daily Archives: May 18, 2020

Mozambique: Aicaju Warns of Declining Cashew Processing

  Maputo — The Mozambican Association of Cashew Industries (AICAJU) has warned that less than 35,000 tonnes of cashew nuts will be processed in Mozambican factories this year, which is more than 33 per cent less than the 52,000 tonnes processed last year.   In a Monday press release, AICAJU notes that Mozambique has less

Mozambique: Businessman Kidnapped in Beira

Maputo — Unidentified assailants kidnapped a 67 year old businessman, Lyacat Umargi, in the central Mozambican city of Beira on Friday night. According to Daniel Macuacua, the Sofala provincial police spokesperson, cited in Monday’s issue of the independent newssheet “Carta de Mocambique”, Umargi was abducted in the Ponta-Gea neighbourhood, at about 19.00 by two men.

Mozambique: Matavel Murder – Man Who Lent the Getaway Car Testifies

Maputo — Ricardo Manganhe, a teacher who works for the Chibuto Municipal Council in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza, on Friday confirmed that he had lent the car used in the murder of civil society and election observation activist, Anastacio Matavel, to a member of the death squad, Nobrega Chauque.   Giving testimony to

Mozambique: Team Will Investigate COVID-19 Case in Machaze

    Maputo —The government of the central Mozambican province of Manica has set up a multi-sector team which will investigate the first case of the respiratory disease Covid-19 diagnosed in the province.   This team consists of staff from the provincial health directorate, from the relief agency, the National Disaster Management Institute (INGC), and

Mozambique: COVID-19 Transmission Chains On the Increase

  Maputo — There has been a serious increase in transmission chains of the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease, Ilesh Jani, the general director of Mozambique’s National Health Institute (INS), warned on Sunday.   Speaking at the Ministry of Health’s daily press conference on the Covid-19 crisis, Jani said there is now a

Mozambique: Mining Company Suspended in Namaacha

Maputo — The Mozambican Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has ordered the temporary suspension of operations of the mining company Lalgy, which extracted sand and stone for building purposes in the Mafuiane administrative post, in Namaacha district, on the border with Eswatini.   According to a report in Monday’s issue of the Maputo daily