Monthly Archives: May 2020

Mozambique: Matavel Murder – State Must Pay Compensation

Maputo — The lawyer for the family of murdered civil society activist Anastacio Matavel, Flavio Menete, on Thursday insisted that the Mozambican state must compensate the family. He was speaking at the Gaza provincial court in the city of Xai-Xai, where the prosecution and defence summed up their cases in the trial of seven people

Mozambique: Terrorists Attack Macomia Town

Maputo — Islamist terrorists attacked the town of Macomia, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, on Thursday, according to a report in Friday’s issue of the independent newssheet “Carta de Mocambique”. At about 04.00, according to an anonymous military source cited by the newssheet, a group of about 90 attackers, divided into three,

Mozambique: Nyusi Extends State of Emergency for Third Month

Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday night announced the extension of the state of emergency, decreed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, for a further month. The state of emergency initially took effect on 1 April for 30 days. It was then extended to 30 May. The second extension runs from 31 May

Mozambique: 14 More Coronavirus Cases, Mostly in Cabo Delgado

Maputo — The Mozambican Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that a further 14 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease, pushing the total number of known coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic to 227. Speaking in Maputo, at the daily press conference on the Covid-19 situation, the

Mozambique: Two Dead in Lichinga Riot

Maputo — The Mozambican police shot two people dead when celebrations of the end of the muslim fasting month of Ramadan degenerated into a riot in Lichinga, capital of the northern province of Niassa, according to the Beira daily paper “Diario de Mozambique”. The clash happened on Monday, when the police banned a group of

US Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 100,000

The United States now has more than 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, a toll larger than the number of U.S. deaths in the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. As the country passed the threshold, a bipartisan group of senators renewed their call for a moment of silence to be held Monday to honor the dead. “The