Category Archives: Medical

Rights Group: Egypt Uses Solitary Confinement as ‘Torture’

Egypt is holding political prisoners in prolonged and indefinite solitary confinement that amounts to torture, an international rights group said Monday.

In a new report, Amnesty International said dozens of detained human rights activists, journalists and members of the opposition …

TRADE UNIONS WARN OF INCREASING POVERTY IN MOZAMBIQUE

MAPUTO– Mozambique’s main trade union confederation, the OTM (Mozambican Workers’ Organisation), has warned that this year’s May Day celebrations will be overshadowed by the high cost of living and the low purchasing power of most Mozambican workers.

Addressing the launch …

MOZAMBIQUE REPORTS CROP LOSSES OF 50-60 PCT FROM FALL ARMYWORM INFESTATION

MAPUTO– Mozambique has reported crop losses of 50 to 60 per cent as a result of the infestation of the Fall armyworm, a pest which is actually the larval stage of a moth, in the areas it has infested, says …

MOZAMBIQUE’S PRESIDENT FILIPE NYUSI ANNOUNCS DATE FOR NEXT GENERAL ELECTION

MAPUTO– Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has fixed Oct 15, 2019 as the date for the next presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections.

According to a statement issued by the president’s office Wednesday, this is the date proposed by the National Elections …

BANK OF MOZAMBIQUE CUTS INTEREST RATES AGAIN

MAPUTO– Mozambique’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by 150 basis points.

A statement from the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Mozambique Wednesday said the Interbank Money Market Rate (MIMO) will fall from 18 to 16.5 …

MOZAMBIQUE HOPES TO SELL ELECTRICITY TO NEIGHBOURING MALAWI

MAPUTO, — Mozambican Foreign Minister Jose Pacheco has stated that Mozambique remains interested in selling electricity to neighbouring Malawi.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with his Malawian counterpart Emmanuel Fabiano here Monday, Pacheco said that, in an initial phase, …