Daily Archives: July 8, 2020

Mozambique: A Further 28 COVID-19 Cases Diagnosed

Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday announced the diagnosis of a further 28 cases of the respiratory disease Covid-19, pushing the total number of cases diagnosed since the pandemic started to 1,040. According to a Tuesday statement from the Health Ministry, to date 35,140 people have been tested for the coronavirus that causes

Mozambique: Limited Re-Opening of Schools As From 27 July

Maputo — The Mozambican government announced on Tuesday that the re-opening of schools, closed since March because of the Covid-19 pandemic, will begin on 27 July – but only for the 12th (pre-university) grade of secondary education, and for teacher training colleges. Furthermore, schools (whether publicly or privately owned) will only be allowed to re-open

Mozambique: EDM Owes Eight Billion Meticais to Hcb

Maputo — Mozambique’s publicly owned electricity company, EDM, owes its main supplier, Hidrolectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), which operates the Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi, about eight billion meticais (114.3 billion US dollars, at current exchange rates). “The period for repaying the debt to HCB will be established between EDM and HCB, and the

Mozambique: Government Facilities Ruined in Mocimboa DA Praia

Maputo — No government facilities are operational in the town of Mocimboa da Praia, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, following the occupation of much of the town by islamist terrorists at the end of June. Interviewed by the independent television station STV, the mayor of Mocimboa da Praia, Carlos Momba, said “no

Mozambique: Municipal Council Promises Dialogue With Islanders

Maputo — Maputo Municipal Council declared on Wednesday that it is open to a dialogue with the citizens of the island of Inhaca who on Saturday expelled the municipal councillor for Inhaca, Araujo Teodato, from the island, accusing him of “bad governance”. “We are intrigued by this situation, but we value dialogue”, the spokesperson for

Facebook Takes Down Accounts, Pages of Trump Ally Stone

Facebook Inc. on Wednesday removed 50 personal and professional pages connected to U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone, who is due to report to prison next week. The social media platform said Stone and his associates, including a prominent supporter of the right-wing Proud Boys group in Stone’s home state of Florida, had