Category Archives: Legal Judicial

Mozambique: Society Has Collective Responsibility for Environment

  Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday urged all segments of Mozambican society to accept collective responsibility for the environment. This responsibility, he declared, should be expressed in the country’s land, forestry, wild life, and tourism policies “in a balance between economic interests and the need for a sustainable future for coming generations”.

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: Kidnappers Using Accounts Abroad, Say Police

Maputo — The gangs kidnapping business people in Mozambique have recently demanded that the families of their victims deposit the ransom demanded in bank accounts abroad, and this is helping run down Mozambique reserves of foreign currency, according to the General Commander of the Mozambican police, Bernadino Rafael, cited in Tuesday’s issue of the Maputo

Mozambique: EU Announces Humanitarian Aid

Maputo — The European Union has announced 14.6 million euros (about 16.7 million US dollars) in humanitarian aid for Mozambique. An EU press release says that, of this sum, five million euros is intended to support people affected by the terrorist violence in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. The rest is to help Mozambique

Mozambique: Police Accused of Collaborating With Illegal Miners

  Maputo — In the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, members of the police force are involved in illegal artisanal mining, and obstruct the work of government inspectors, according to the provincial chief inspector of mineral resources and energy, Adelto Cumbana, cited in Monday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Noticias”. “The police ought to protect

Mozambique: Appeals Court Upholds Acquittal of Economist and Journalist Accused of Libelling Guebuza

Maputo — Mozambique’s Higher Appeals Court (TSR) has struck a blow for freedom of the press, by throwing out the appeal by the Public Prosecutor’s Office against the acquittal, in September 2015, of prominent economist Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco, and journalist Fernando Mbanze, editor of the independent newssheet “Mediafax”, who had been accused of libelling former