Daily Archives: September 9, 2020

Mozambique: World Bank Grant for Skills Development

Maputo — The World Bank on Wednesday approved a grant of 104 million US dollars from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of skills development programs for young Mozambicans.According to a World Bank press release, the project wi…

Mozambique: Total Wins Tender for Fuel Imports

Maputo — The French oil and gas company Total has won the tender for importing liquid fuels into Mozambique.The tender, launched by the Mozambican Petroleum Importing Company (Imopetro) on 5 August, is for the import of about a million metric tonnes of…

COVID-19 Vaccine Development Will Follow Scientific Process, US Experts Vow

Development of a COVID-19 vaccine will not be compromised by outside political considerations, U.S. health experts told lawmakers Wednesday.The nation’s top health officials said the six vaccine candidates currently in large-scale U.S. trials are expec…

Fauci Says Halt of Coronavirus Trial a ‘Safety Valve’ at Work

America’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said Wednesday that AstraZeneca’s suspension of final global trials of its COVID-19 experimental vaccine points to the effectiveness of the safeguards that have been incorporated into the tria…

Mozambique: Renamo Claims Demobilised Fighter Has Been Murdered

Maputo — Andre Majibire, the general secretary of Mozambique’s main opposition party, Renamo, on Wednesday claimed that a recently demobilised member of the Renamo militia, Joao Muthandi, has been murdered.Addressing a Maputo press conference, Majibire…

Mozambique: Torture By Security Forces in Gruesome Videos Must Be Investigated

The Mozambique government must launch an independent and impartial investigation into torture and other grave violations committed by security forces in Cabo Delgado, Amnesty International said today, after verifying gruesome footage from the region sh…