Daily Archives: August 20, 2020

Mozambique: A Further 54 Coronavirus Cases Diagnosed

Maputo — The number of confirmed cases in Mozambique of the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease has now topped 3,000, according to a Wednesday press release from the Ministry of Health.The Ministry announced that, since the first c…

Mozambique: Graca Machel Calls for Stronger Sexual Abuse Laws

Maputo — Mozambique’s former First Lady, Graca Machel, has called for a thorough review of the legislation against sexual harassment and abuse, in light of the scandal at the Matalana police training school, on the outskirts of Maputo.Here women police…

Mozambique: Pope Francis Expresses Support for Bishop of Pemba

Maputo — The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has said that he is “very close” to the people of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, currently suffering an onslaught from islamist terrorists, and to the bishop of Pemba, the…

Asian Markets Posting Across-the-Board Losses

Asian markets sank into negative territory Thursday, dragged down by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s sobering outlook on a post-pandemic recovery the day before.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei index finished a full 1% lower. The S&P/ASX index was down 0.7%…

Mozambique: Defence Forces On ‘Maximum Patrol’ in Cabo Delgado

Maputo — The Mozambican defence and security forces have announced the “maximisation of ostensive patrolling” to combat and capture islamist terrorists responsible for armed attacks in parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado.A press release from…

COVID-19 Pandemic Will Double Number of People Facing Hunger, Aid Group Says

A humanitarian aid organization says the novel coronavirus pandemic is likely to aggravate the world’s food insecurity and hunger crisis. A report by U.S.-based CARE says the number of people around the globe facing severe food insecurity or a food cri…