Daily Archives: July 1, 2020

Mozambique: Six More COVID-19 Cases Diagnosed

  Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities have announced the diagnosis of a further six cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, bringing the total number of cases in the country since the pandemic began to 889. Since the Health Ministry has halted its daily press conferences on the Covid-19 situation, this information was conveyed in

Mozambique: Despite Fiscal Stamps, Alcoholic Drinks Still Evade Tax

Maputo — Despite the introduction of fiscal stamps in 2017, huge quantities of wines and spirits continue to enter Mozambique without paying any tax, according to a study undertaken by the anti-corruption NGO, the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP). Speaking at a Maputo press conference on Tuesday, CIP researcher Borges Nhamirre estimated that, over the

Mozambique: Journalist Fined for Supposedly Violating Emergency Rules

Maputo — A Mozambican journalist who was investigating police extortion has been fined the equivalent of 200 US dollars for supposedly violating the rules of the state of emergency, imposed to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 respiratory disease. The journalist, Omardine Omar, who works for the independent newssheet “Carta de Mocambique”, was detained last

Mozambique: EU Supports Increased Resilience Against Drought

Maputo — The European Union has contributed three million euros (about 3.4 million US dollars) to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities for better adaptation to the impacts of climate change in drought-prone areas in the Mozambican provinces of Gaza and Tete. The project, entitled “Pro-Resilience Action (PRO-ACT) in Mozambique”, will be implemented jointly by