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2017-07-24 Partial Lifting of Ban On South African Eggs
[AIM] The National Veterinary Directorate in Mozambique's Ministry of Agriculture has lifted the ban on the import of chicken eggs from South Africa, subject to certain conditions.

2017-07-24 Political Stability and Good Rainfall Contribute to Agricultural Growth
[AIM] Regular rainfall during the present agricultural campaign along with political stability and the appreciation of the national currency, the metical, have contributed to a 5.9 per cent growth in agricultural output in Mozambique. According to the Minister of Agriculture, Jose Pacheco, these preliminary figures point to generalised increases in production during the first growing season.

2017-07-24 IMF Demands Publication of Full Kroll Report
[AIM] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has insisted that the full audit report on the three Mozambican security-related companies, Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company), Proindicus and MAM (Mozambique Asset Management) must be published, and it now seems clear that no new IMF programme with Mozambique can be discussed before that happens.

2017-07-24 Business Associations Welcome Signs of Economic Recovery
[AIM] The Confederation of Mozambican Business Associations (CTA) on 21 July welcomed the signs of an economic recovery that have appeared in the first half of the year, particularly with the appreciation of the national currency, the metical, in international markets.

2017-07-24 Madagascar Stun Mozambique, Book Angola Date
[CAF] Madagascar recorded a shocking 2-0 win over Mozambique away in Maputo on Sunday to book a date with Angola at the final round of the qualifiers for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018.

2017-07-24 World Bank Supports Mozambique's National Statistics to Improve Nexus Between Data and Poverty Reduction Policies
[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank approved today a grant in the amount of $62 million equivalent to the Republic of Mozambique's National Statistics and Data for Development project. The project seeks to improve the production and dissemination of quality socioeconomic statistics, as well as support the use of data in evidence-based policy making.

2017-07-22 'Nation's Debt Scandal - Impunity is the Catch of the Day'
[African Arguments] With crucial details about the $2 billion loans still secret, the people are paying the price for decisions made by elites and international banks.

2017-07-21 Full Audit Report on Secret Debt Must be Published - IMF
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The full Kroll report on the secret debt must be published and the IMF also demands information on the use of the U.S.$2 billion loan money, it confirmed at a press conference in Washington yesterday, 20 July.

2017-07-20 Thumbs Down From IMF
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The IMF mission which left Mozambique yesterday rejected what it had been offered by the government. The Kroll report on secret debt with its lack of "critical information" is again rejected. And the IMF made harsh demands for tax rises, spending cuts, no new investment and action on state companies. The IMF statement pointedly said "this mission will not result in a Board discussion," which means no new IMF programme this year and no resumption of aid which has been cut off.

2017-07-20 IMF Staff Concludes Visit
[IMF] An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Michel Lazare visited Mozambique from July 10-19, 2017 to discuss with the authorities measures needed to follow up on the recent audit report of EMATUM, Proindicus, and MAM public sector companies. The team also assessed recent economic developments and discussed monetary and fiscal policies in the context of the 2018 budget.

2017-07-19 Debt Scandal - Impunity is the Catch of the Day
[African Arguments] With crucial details about the $2 billion loans still secret, the people are paying the price for decisions made by elites and international banks.

2017-07-18 Govt Plans Construction of 1000 km Power Line
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is set to become a regional hub for power distribution by 2021 following plans to start construction of a 1 000-kilometre power line next year in partnership with stakeholders from Mozambique and South Africa, an official has said.

2017-07-18 Maputo's Residents Can Now Use Gas, but Dropping Charcoal Is Proving Hard
[The Conversation Africa] Like many other men and women in Mozambique's capital, Maputo, Agostinho feels optimistic about the future. After years of living in extreme poverty, he now has his own business and lives with his family in Zimpeto, a growing neighbourhood in the northern outer end of Maputo.

2017-07-17 Police Say Killings of Bald Men Started in Mozambique
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Phalombe say they are intensifying their hunt for a syndicate that is now killing people with balded heads on allegations such heads keep gold.

2017-07-17 Despite Repeated Failures, Agriculture Minister Still Wants Big Plantations
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] No new plantation has succeeded since independence, neither state nor private. But it has not stopped Frelimo leaders since Samora Machel from dreaming of giant mechanised farms funded by hundreds of millions of dollars from abroad. The latest is Jose Pacheco, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security and a member of the Frelimo Political Commission, who is offering 150,000 hectares of irrigation projects which need $2.5 billion in investment.

2017-07-13 Suzete's Battle - Women's Rights in Mozambique
[Al Jazeera] True gender equality might seem a remote dream. However, in Mozambique, small steps are being made in the fight for women's rights thanks to the passion and determination of women like Suzete Sangula.

2017-07-12 Xavier Names 22 Players for 'Operation Beat Madagascar'
[CAF] Mozambique coach Abel Xavier has named a 22-man squad ahead of their Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 Second Round First leg clash away to Madagascar this weekend.

2017-07-11 Mozambique, World Bank, FAO Sign Agreement to Grow Forest Sector Reform
[FAO] Rome -Multi-year project will contribute to Sustainable Development Goals

2017-07-11 Delivering Healthy Diets in Mozambique
[The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition] Key figures from government, civil society and the private sector are attending a high-level meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, to discuss how to build on political backing and develop better coordinated, multi-sector strategies to deliver the high-quality, diverse diets required to tackle malnutrition.

2017-07-09 Time for Rising Nation to Soar
[allAfrica] Maputo - Twenty years ago, in 1997, President Joaquim Chissano arrived in Washington DC to attend the Corporate Council on Africa's First Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit. He came as the leader of a nation still feeling the social and economic effects of a protracted and devastating conflict.

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