Category Archives: Business

Russia’s VTB sues Mozambique firm at centre of $2 billion scandal

The filing, dated Dec. 23, names as defendants the Mozambique state and Mozambique Asset Management, which took a $535 million loan from VTB as part of a costly project that U.S. authorities say was an elaborate front for a bribery …

Mozambique: Heroin Smugglers Caught Off Cabo Delgado

We published a detailed report on the heroin trade in Mozambique in 2018, on bit.ly/Mozheroin (bit.ly/Mozheroina in Portuguese) pointing out that the trade has been going on for at least two decades, regulated at high level in Frelimo. The trade …

Mozambique: Police Admit Car Captured, 35 Dead in 3 Weeks

A Police car and police uniforms were captured by insurgents, police commander Bernadino Rafael admitted Wednesday (18 Dec). A photo circulating on social media shows an insurgents in a Mozambican police uniform with an Islamic State flag standing on the …

Mozambique: Soldiers Expelled by Local People

Local people in Chitunda and Namacande villages in Muidumbe on 15 December expelled soldiers on the grounds that they had done nothing to protect the neighbouring villages of Litapata and Malangonha, attacked on 12 December. Three videos are circulating on …

Mozambique: Claim Gas Companies ‘Want Us To Be Left with Nothing’

Erik Prince and his Frontier Services Group (FSG) has withdraw from the joint venture with Empresa Nactional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), intended to supply logistics and security for Cabo Delgado gas projects. Omar Mitha, ENH president, said Wednesday (18 Dec) that …

Mozambique: Award to ‘Prophet’ Causes Concern in Frelimo

Maputo The spokesperson of the parliamentary group of Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo Party, Edmundo GalizaMatos Junior, has called for the award of a diploma of honour to a selfstyled prophet, Joe Williams, to be revoked, reports Friday’s issue of the independent …