Tete Officials Urged to Refrain From Corruption
[AIM] Maputo -The Permanent Secretary of the Tete Provincial Government, in western Mozambique, Lina Portugal, on Wednesday urged all public officials to refrain from any act of corruption, since corruption is holding back the development of Mozambique in general, and of Tete in particular.
Deputy Minister Calls for Tourism Based On Biodiversity
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Deputy Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celmira da Silva, argued on Thursday that tourism based on biodiversity can play a significant role in the economic sustainability of the country's conservation areas.
Largest Shopping Centre Formally Opens
[AIM] Maputo -The Mayor of Maputo, David Simango, on Wednesday formally opened Baia Mall, which will be the largest shopping centre in Mozambique.
Mayor of Inhambane Acquitted
[AIM] Maputo -The Inhambane Provincial Court in southern Mozambique on Wednesday acquitted the Mayor of Inhambane City, Benedito Guimino, and five co-defendants of corruption charges.
Executive Jet Is Not for Nyusi
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government has categorically denied a story carried by the anti-government weekly "Canal de Mocambique", that it has a acquired an executive jet for President Filipe Nyusi.
Assembly Alters Extractive Industry Taxation Rules
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Thursday passed unanimously two government bill changing the tax regime for mining and petroleum activities.
Forests Under Threat, Warns Minister
[AIM] Maputo -Forests still cover 51 per cent of Mozambique, but this percentage is declining thanks to slash and burn agriculture, the exploitation of wood fuel, notably charcoal, and illegal logging, warned the Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celso Correia, on Wednesday.
82 Motorists Arrested for Offering Bribes
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have arrested 82 motorists for attempting to bribe members of the traffic police.
Fuel Prices Rise
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government has increased fuel prices by between 3.2 and 20.8 per cent, with effect as from Wednesday.
Largest University Cutting Student Numbers and Courses
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's largest university, the Pedagogic University (UP), is cutting both its student intake and the number of courses it offers.
Iron and Steel Contract Approved
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Tuesday approved the contract authorising Capitol Resources, a subsidiary of the Australian company Baobab, to mine iron ore in Chiuta district, in the western province of Tete.
Delays Will Increase Cost of Maputo-Katembe Bridge
[AIM] Maputo -The delays in completing the suspension bridge over the Bay of Maputo, linking the centre of the city to the outlying urban district of Katembe, will increase the cost of the bridge and its associated roads, the chairperson of Maputo-Sul, the state company responsible for the bridge, Silva Magaia, said on Tuesday.
Former Deputy Minister Guilty of Disobedience
[AIM] Maputo -A Maputo court on Tuesday found Mozambique's former Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport, Carlos Castro de Sousa, guilty of disobedience and "introducing himself into a house he does not own" (i.e. squatting).
Minister Seeks Debate On Problems Hindering Air Traffic
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Transport Minister Carlos Mesquita on Tuesday called for a wide-ranging debate on the factors hindering the growth of the domestic air travel market, despite the measures taken by the government.
Gemfields Ruby Auction Raises Record U.S. $55 Million
[AIM] London -The London-based mining company Gemfields on Tuesday announced that last week's auction in Singapore of rough rubies from its mine in the northern Mozambican district of Montepuez raised a company record of 54.96 million US dollars.
Manuel Tocova Released From Detention
[AIM] Maputo -Manuel Tocova, who until Monday was interim mayor of the northern Mozambican city of Nampula, has been released from police detention, according to a report in Tuesday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais".
Incarceration Is Last Resort, Says Nyusi
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday declared that depriving citizens of their freedom should be the last resort of the criminal justice system.
Coal Exports Switch From Beira to Nacala
[AIM] Maputo -The export of coal through the central Mozambican port of Beira has declined by more than half because of competition from the new port of Nacala-a-Velha in the north of the country.
Should Welfare Recipients Be First in Line for Scarce Climate Adaptation Cash?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In Mozambique, one of the world's poorest countries, the government provides modest welfare payments to those most in need, including the disabled, families headed by children and people unable to work.
Emirates Airline Considering Flights to Maputo
[AIM] Maputo -Emirates Airways could launch a new route to Maputo following an agreement with Mozambique's national airline LAM.