Daily Archives: July 6, 2020

Mozambique: Another Coronavirus Death and 18 New Cases

Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities on Sunday announced another death from the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease. According to a Ministry of Health press release, the latest death was of a 17 day old baby girl – by far the youngest victim of the coronavirus. The child was hospitalized in the isolation

Mozambique: Civil Society Organisations Support Josina Machel

  Maputo — Mozambican women’s organisations, and several other civil society bodies, have condemned the Higher Appeals Court for its “unjust and irresponsible” ruling which acquitted the man accused of a savage assault on Josina Machel, daughter of the country’s first President, Samora Machel, in which she was blinded in one eye. 27 organisations signed

Mozambique: Sasol Relinquishes Inhambane Blocks

Maputo — The South African petrochemical company Sasol has relinquished its exploration licence for two blocks off the coast of the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane. A Monday press release from Sasol said the company took the decision “following an evaluation of the exploration potential of the blocks and an assessment of the report of

Mozambique: Eight Killed in Terrorist Ambush

Maputo — Five terrorists killed eight people on 27 June in an ambush against a vehicle of the company Fenix Construction Services in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. Fenix is working in Palma district where the complex to liquefy natural gas in being built on the Afungi Peninsula. According to a press release

Global Markets Begin Week in Positive Territory

Global markets are surging Monday as investors shrug off a dramatic rise in new coronavirus cases in the United States. In Europe’s mid-morning trading sessions, London’s FTSE index was up 1.9%, while Paris’s CAC-40 and Frankfurt’s DAX index were both 1.7% higher. The good day began in Asia, with the Nikkei index in Tokyo closing

Governments Struggle With Reopening Amid Rise in Coronavirus Cases

As coronavirus cases around the world top 11.5 million, governments are struggling with how to reopen their economies, leading some to reimpose shutdowns or scale back previous reopening plans. In Australia, officials announced Monday the closure of the border between Victoria and New South Wales, the country’s two most populous states, after a spike in