Daily Archives: September 11, 2020

Mozambique: Three More Covid-19 Deaths Reported

Maputo — Mozambique’s National Director of Public Health, Rosa Marlene, on Thursday announced that three more Covid-19 patients have died of the disease, bringing the total death toll to 31. Speaking at a Maputo press conference, Marlene said that one of the deaths was a four month old baby boy, the youngest victim yet of

Mozambique: Defence Ministry Denies Amnesty International Claims

Maputo — The Mozambican Defence Ministry has denied the claims made by the human rights organization Amnesty International that members of the defence and security forces have tortured prisoners and committed other serious abuses in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, where they are fighting acts of terrorism from a group connected to the international

Mozambique: Huge Seizure of Heroin From Mozambique

Maputo — The South African police in the province of KwaZulu Natal have announced the seizure of 342.5 kilos of heroin smuggled into the country from Mozambique via Eswatini. The police put the value of the heroin at 87.5 million rands (about 5.2 million US dollars). “Agents in the Richards Bay organized crime investigation unit

Mozambique: Dhlakama’s Son Wants to Run for President

Maputo — Henriques Dhakama, the oldest son of Afonso Dhlakama, the late leader of Mozambique’s main opposition party, Renamo, has announced his intention of running for President in the general elections scheduled for 2024. He made the announcement on his Facebook page, in a declaration dated 31 August, in which he declared that he “accepts

Pandemic Upends Annual Ukraine Pilgrimage for Hasidic Sect

  For Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, this year would have marked his 37th consecutive visit to Uman, Ukraine, for Rosh Hashana — the Jewish new year which falls this year on September 18-20. The town, located 200 km south of Kyiv, is the burial place of the 18th-century tzaddik, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, who founded the

US Marks 9/11 Anniversary at Tributes Shadowed by Virus

NEW YORK – Americans commemorated 9/11 on Friday as a new national crisis — the coronavirus pandemic — reconfigured anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carved a path through the observances. In New York, victims’ relatives gathered Friday morning for split-screen remembrances, one at the September 11 memorial plaza at the World Trade Center and