Daily Archives: June 11, 2020

Mozambique: Maputo Council Demolishes Informal Market

Maputo — Maputo Municipal Council has removed one of the city’s largest illegal markets, in the inner neighbourhood of Alto Mae. There is a legal “Estrela Vermelha” (“Red Star”) market, named after a nearby school, but for decades anyone wanting to enter the legal market has had to run the gauntlet of hundreds of illicit

Mozambique: Number of COVID-19 Cases Reaches 472

Mapito — The Mozambican health authorities have diagnosed a further 19 cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, bringing the total number of cases detected in the country since the start of the pandemic to 472. Speaking in Maputo on Wednesday, at the Health Ministry’s daily press conference on Covid-19, the National Director of Public Health,

Mozambique: Terrorists Driven Out of Bases in Mocimboa da Praia

Maputo — The Mozambican defence and security force have gone on the offensive against the islamist terrorists operating in parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado and have driven them out of some of the bases they had set up, reports Thursday’s issue of the independent newssheet “Mediafax”. These operations were centred in particular

Mozambique: 13 Truckloads of Timber Seized

Maputo — The Mozambican authorities have seized 13 truckloads of timber from precious hardwoods at Dondo, in the central province of Sofala, reports Thursday’s issue of the independent daily “O Pais”. 11 of the trucks were carrying wood from the neighbouring province of Manica, one from Zambezia and the thirteenth from the Sofala interior. According

Mozambique: Too Many People Still Crowding Onto Buses

Maputo — Mozambique’s Deputy Transport Minister, Manuela Rebelo, said on Thursday that her Ministry is concerned at the large number of people still using public transport, particularly at night, despite the current state of emergency. She was speaking at a ceremony where 28 thermometers were delivered to representatives of the transport cooperatives that run bus

Mozambique: Sasol Accused of Inflating Recoverable Costs

Maputo — The South African petro-chemical giant Sasol has inflated its “recoverable costs” in its oil and gas operations in Mozambique by about 100 million US dollars, according to audits ordered by the Mozambican government. The preliminary results of the audit, according to a report on the independent television station STV, show that Sasol declared