Category Archives: Politics

Mozambique: Strategic Mozambique Port Taken By Jihadists Amid Reports of Ongoing Fighting

Jihadists have reportedly taken the northern Mozambican port of Mocimboa da Praia, according to various media sites, as Mozambican security forces have entered the area in order to wrest it from the Islamic fighters. Fifty-nine presumed terrorists were killed on Wednesday, according to a statement released by the government, but it has refused to indicate

Mozambique: Peace and Reconciliation Irreversible – Nyusi

Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Friday declared that the current demobilization of the militia of the main opposition party, Renamo, is a sign that the path to the consolidation of peace and reconciliation is irreversible. Speaking to reporters at the end of a visit to the southern province of Inhambane, where he inaugurated

Mozambique: Former Renamo Deputy Denies Recruitment Claims

Maputo — Sandura Ambrosio, a former parliamentary deputy for Mozambique’s main opposition party, Renamo, on Wednesday told the Dondo District Court, in the central province of Sofala, that he never recruited any young Mozambicans for the dissident Renamo Military Junta, or even for his own security company, called the Mambas. Ambrosio is one of six

Mozambique: Nampula Goverment Planning Centre for Displaced

Maputo — The government of the northern Mozambican province of Nampula is preparing a site on which to open a transit centre to house displaced people fleeing from terrorist attacks in the neighbouring province of Cabo Delgado. The Secretary of State for Nampula, Mety Gondola, confirmed these plans on Wednesday at the end of a

Mozambique: CTA Chairperson Transferred to South Africa

Maputo — The chairperson of Mozambique’s Confederation of Business Associations (CTA), Agostinho Vuma, who was shot and seriously injured on 12 July, has been transferred to South Africa for further medical treatment, reports the independent television station, STV. He had been undergoing treatment at the Heart Institute in central Maputo, where doctors operated to remove

Mozambique: Commonwealth Says Elections Not Credible, Peaceful Or Transparent

  “Given the shadow cast over these elections by the incidents of pre-election violence and the irregularities on polling day, we were unable to conclude that all aspects of the process were credible, peaceful and transparent,” said the Commonwealth Election Observer Group in its report issued on 7 May, six months after the 15 October