Daily Archives: July 23, 2020

Mozambique: 21 New Coronavirus Cases Reported

Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities on Wednesday reported the diagnosis of a further 21 cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, pushing the total number of known cases since the pandemic began to 1,557. According to a Wednesday press release from the Ministry of Health, since the first case was diagnosed on 22 March, 49,492

Mozambique: Police Kill Five Members of Military Junta

Maputo — The Mozambican police in the central province of Manica announced on Thursday that it had shot dead five members of the self-styled “Renamo Military Junta” in a clash in Dombe in Sussundenga district. The head of the public relations department in the Manica provincial police command, Mario Arnanca, showed the independent television station,

Mozambique: Mrm Delays Investment Due to Pandemic

Maputo — Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM), the company that operates the largest known deposit of rubies in the world, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, has decided to postpone until 2021 new investment of around 25 million US dollars, because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The investment was intended for the

Mozambique: Former Renamo Deputy Denies Recruitment Claims

Maputo — Sandura Ambrosio, a former parliamentary deputy for Mozambique’s main opposition party, Renamo, on Wednesday told the Dondo District Court, in the central province of Sofala, that he never recruited any young Mozambicans for the dissident Renamo Military Junta, or even for his own security company, called the Mambas. Ambrosio is one of six

Mozambique: Nampula Goverment Planning Centre for Displaced

Maputo — The government of the northern Mozambican province of Nampula is preparing a site on which to open a transit centre to house displaced people fleeing from terrorist attacks in the neighbouring province of Cabo Delgado. The Secretary of State for Nampula, Mety Gondola, confirmed these plans on Wednesday at the end of a

Mozambique: Renamo Demoblisation ‘Satisfactory’, Says Momade

Maputo — Ossufo Momade, leader of Mozambique’s main opposition party, Renamo, declared on Thursday that the demobilisation of the Renamo militia is going ahead at a satisfactory pace. He told a Maputo press conference that he is pleased by the commitment shown by the government in the demobilisation and disarming of the militia, and the