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2018-01-17 Heavy Rains Destroy Homes in Nampula
[AIM] Maputo -Heavy rains destroyed at least 15 houses built of flimsy materials on Monday night and Tuesday morning, and rendered roads impassable in the outer neighbourhoods of the northern Mozambican city of Nampula.

2018-01-17 Police Rescue Child With Albinism From Traffickers
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police announced on Monday that it has aborted an attempt to kidnap an 11 year old albino child, in the central province of Zambezia, near the border with Malawi.

2018-01-17 Nampula Councillors Declare Support for Frelimo
[AIM] Maputo -Four senior city councillors in the northern Mozambican municipality of Nampula on Tuesday declared their support for Amisse Cololo, the candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party in the mayoral by-election due to be held on 24 January.

2018-01-17 Mozambique Not At Risk From Listeriosis Outbreak
[AIM] Maputo -The current outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa presents no threat to Mozambique, declared Health Minister Nazira Abdula on Monday.

2018-01-17 Theft and Fraud Costs Eletricity Company U.S.$85,000 in Tete
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's publicly owned electricity company, EDM, suffered losses of at least five million meticais (about 85,000 US dollars) from theft of energy in the western province of Tete in 2017.

2018-01-17 Police Confirm Five Deaths in Olumbe Attack
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have confirmed that the armed group which attacked the Olumbe administrative post, in Palma district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, on Saturday night murdered five people.

2018-01-16 Dar es Salaam, Maputo Sign Crime-Curbing Pact
[Daily News] TANZANIA and Mozambique police forces have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two sides cooperating in curbing terrorism, drugs trafficking and other cross-border crimes in East Africa and neighbouring countries.

2018-01-16 University Warns of Penalties for Cheating in Exams
[AIM] Maputo -The Pedagogic University (UP), Mozambique's largest institution of higher education warned on Monday that candidates who cheat during the admission examinations currently under way across the country will be excluded, not only from the UP, but from any public university for the next three years.

2018-01-16 Armed Men Strike in Palma District
[AIM] Maputo -Unidentified armed men on Saturday night attacked the administrative post of Olumbe, in Palma district, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, according to a report in Monday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".

2018-01-16 Transmartima Boats Abandoned in Quelimane
[AIM] Maputo -Two cargo boats, owned by the company Transmaritima, have lain idle for the past three years in the central Mozambican port of Quelimane, reports the independent television station STV.

2018-01-15 Murdered Mayor's Widow Endorses Frelimo Candidate
[AIM] Maputo -The ruling Frelimo Party received a major boost in the mayoral by-election in the northern city of Nampula on Saturday, when the family of the previous mayor, Mahamudo Amurane, who was assassinated on 4 October, publicly declared its support for the Frelimo candidate, Amisse Cololo.

2018-01-15 Peace Talks Nearing Conclusion, Says Nyusi
[AIM] Maputo -The process of achieving an "effective peace" in Mozambique is nearing its conclusion, declared President Filipe Nyusi on Friday.

2018-01-15 Soccer - Namwela Bitter With Wanderers for Dropping Him On Mozambique Trip
[Nyasa Times] Mighty Be Forward Wanderers FC centre-back Foster Namwela has said he is not happy with his club after being dropped from the squad that travelled to Mozambique for a friendly match.

2018-01-15 Madeira Plays Down Wanderers Defeat in Mozambique
[Nyasa Times] Nomads team manager Stevie Madeira has played down his side's 1-0 defeat to Mozambican national Mocambola League champions in a strength-testing match in Songo.

2018-01-12 Five Arrested in Beira for Environmental Crimes
[AIM] Maputo -The police have arrested five people in the central Mozambican city of Beira for devastating mangrove forests in Nhangau, on the outskirts of the city, and for fishing for prawns during the closed season.

2018-01-12 Inflation Slowing Down
[AIM] Maputo -Inflation in Mozambique in December was 1.1 per cent, according to the latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INE), drawn from the consumer price indices for the three largest cities (Maputo, Nampula and Beira).

2018-01-12 Head of Police Defence Association Savagely Beaten
[AIM] Maputo -Unidentified assailants on Tuesday abducted, robbed and savagely beat Nazario Muanambane, the chairperson of the Mozambican Police Defence Association, an organisation that defends the rights of serving and former police officers.

2018-01-12 Cahora Bassa Intends to Keep Floodgates Closed
[AIM] Maputo -Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), the company that operates the Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi River in the western Mozambican province of Tete, intends to keep the dam's floodgates closed throughout the current rainy season, in order to increase the amount of water stored in Cahora Bassa lake.

2018-01-12 Nampula Election - Catholic Church Protests
[AIM] Maputo -The Catholic church in the northern Mozambican city of Nampula has protested angrily because somebody stuck election propaganda for the ruling Frelimo Party on the wall and gate of the residence of the Archbishop of Nampula.

2018-01-12 Anardarko Discussing Sales of Mozambican Gas to China
[AIM] Maputo -The American oil and gas company Anadarko is in discussions with potential Chinese buyers to supply them with liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its offshore projects in the Rovuma basin, off the northern Mozambican coast, according to a report by the Bloomberg news agency.

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