Daily Archives: June 15, 2020

Mozambique: ‘Prophet’ Arrested for Burglary

  Maputo — Chimoio (Mozambique), 15 Jun (AIM) – The Mozambican police at the weekend detained a self-styled “prophet” who used his religious activities to front for his real career as a burglar. The “prophet”, 35 year old Crispine Baptista, is accused of a string of burglaries in Chimoio, capital of the central province of

Mozambique: Belatedly, Central Bank Warns Against Coronavirus

Maputo — The Bank of Mozambique has instructed all the country’s commercial banks and other credit institutions to ensure the disinfection of their premises, and a range of other measures to prevent bank workers and clients from possible contamination by the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease. Surprisingly, there is no explicit mention of

South Africa: From Maternal Health to COVID-19 – How a WhatsApp Service Became Essential for Millions

  Cape Town — Covid-19 Connect, a WhatsApp service that provides users with relevant information to help make informed and effective decisions during the pandemic, was developed by Praekelt.org for South Africa, but the organisation’s experience with digital health technology like MomConnect allowed it to gain the attention of the World Health Organisation. The WHO and

Mozambique: Sharp Increase in Inequality as the Better Off Consume Much More

Wider Says Secret Debt Intensified Poverty; Inequality Is Increasing As Better Off ‘Eat’ More There were 1 million more poor people in Mozambique in 2018 than in 2015, largely due to the secret debt, according to research published by the United Nations University – Wider on 3 June. Two other recent Wider publications, show that

Mozambique: Third Person Dies of COVID-19

Maputo — The general director of Mozambique’s National Health Institute (INS), Ilesh Jani, announced on Sunday that a third person has died from the Covid-19 respiratory disease. Speaking in Maputo at the daily press briefing on the Covid-19 situation, given by the Health Ministry, Jani said the victim was an 84 year old man who

Mozambique: Largest City Market Closes Temporarily

Maputo — Xipamanine market, the largest municipal market in Maputo city, closed its doors on Monday for a three day period of reorganisation and disinfection. This is the first step in the gradual and temporary closure of the city’s 63 markets and five fairs, intended to make them safer for consumers and for stallholders in