Author: Alexandre Nhampossa

Welcome to Zitamar’s daily Mozambique briefing for 23 August, 2018. Agenda Tomorrow: Conference on Population Growth and Sustainable Development in Mozambique: Ways of Realising the Demographic Dividend, organised by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in Maputo The best of the rest: Another attack in Palma district leaves one injured and hundreds displaced Maxixe police officers jailed for 24 years for killing four Xai-Xai airport construction to start in October Police detain Chinese couple smuggling rhino horns through Pemba airport Another attack in Palma district leaves one injured and hundreds displaced (VoA) A…

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Welcome to Zitamar’s daily Mozambique briefing for 5 September, 2018. Agenda Today: Start of a two-day national gem fair, organised by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) and the National Geology Museum, taking place at the AFECC Gloria Hotel Today: Laying of the first stone of Agility’s new warehouse facility on the Maputo Ring Road The latest from Zitamar News: Renamo candidate barred from Maputo mayoral race could appeal again Renamo says there’s no further room for appeal, and will confirm a replacement candidate after Venancio Mondlane is ruled out by the Constitutional Council Moza Banco to buy…

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Welcome to Zitamar’s daily Mozambique briefing for 22 August, 2018. Agenda Today: Cervejas de Moçambique launches a $180m project to build a new brewery in Maputo province Today: President Filipe Nyusi inaugurates the Maputo thermal power plant, owned by state utility Electricidade de Moçambique and built by Japan’s Sumitomo Today: The first lady, Isaura Nyusi, begins a three-day working visit to Manica and Sofala provinces in central Mozambique The latest from Zitamar News: Candidates backing ‘Samito’ Machel complain of Frelimo persecution The leadership of the ruling party must also weigh up whether to allow Renamo’s Venancio Mondlane to contest the…

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Welcome to Zitamar’s daily Mozambique briefing for 4 September, 2018. BREAKING NEWS: The Constitutional Council has rejected Renamo’s appeal to have Venancio Mondlane reinstated at the head of their list in Maputo’s municipal election. Renamo to react at a press conference in Maputo at 14:00. Keep up to date on our Mozambique Politics Live Blog Agenda Today: Conference at Hotel Cardoso on inclusive development and sharing information related to the extractive industry, organised by CIP and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex Tomorrow: Start of a two-day national gem fair, organised by the Ministry of Mineral…

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Welcome to Zitamar’s daily Mozambique briefing for 21 August, 2018. Agenda Today: President Filipe Nyusi conducts a working visit to the province of Gaza Today’s Headlines: Election authority bars Renamo’s Venâncio Mondlane from Maputo mayoral race Mozambique forces capture rebel leader in Cabo Delgado Mozambique national airline in deep debts to other SOEs Election authority bars Renamo’s Venâncio Mondlane from Maputo mayoral race (CanalMoz, VoA) The national elections commission, the CNE, last night ruled that Venâncio Mondlane is ineligible to run for the Maputo municipal assembly in elections this October, because he  renounced his seat in the municipal…

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Welcome to Zitamar’s daily Mozambique briefing for 3 September, 2018. Agenda Today: President Nyusi, finance minister Maleiane, foreign minister Pacheco, energy minister Tonela, and transport minister Mesquita at the FOCAC China-Africa conference in Beijing, until Wednesday Today: First of three days of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Coordinating Council, in Bilene, Gaza The latest from Zitamar News: Bank of Mozambique keeps cautious stance ahead of election season Slowing growth but increasing inflation means the Bank’s monetary policy committee have opted to wait and see, as the election cycle approaches Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamâ Attack Locations Zitamar’s interactive map of attacks…

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Welcome to Zitamar’s daily Mozambique briefing for 20 August, 2018. Zitamar’s Mozambique and Zimbabwe Daily Briefing emails reach thousands of Southern Africa-focused professionals and investors every day. For details on how to advertise with us, contact subscriptions@zitamar.com. Agenda Today: Venâncio Mondlane, Renamo’s lead candidate for Maputo’s municipal elections, responds to a charge of defamation at the city prosecutors’ The latest from Zitamar News: Água Vumba stake sold but listing still years away, say Portuguese investors A controversial businessman linked to Mozambique’s ruling party has sold a stake to Portuguese investors – who plan ultimately to list the company Photo of…

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Welcome to Zitamar’s daily Mozambique briefing for 31 August, 2018. Agenda Today: Conference on extractive industries in Cabo Delgado, organised by the Universidade Católica de Moçambique, the Centro de Integridade Pública (CIP), and sponsored by the Dutch Embassy Tomorrow until Wednesday, 5 September: President Filipe Nyusi and ministers Maleiane (finance), Pacheco (foreign affairs), Tonela (mining and energy), and Mesquita (transport and communication) in Beijing at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Sunday, 2 September: Mozambique-China investment promotion round table, at the Grand Millennium Hotel, Beijing Sunday, 2 September: Mozambique’s biggest trade fair, FACIM, closes The latest from Zitamar News: Renamo…

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Welcome to Zitamar’s daily Mozambique briefing for 17 August, 2018. Zitamar’s Mozambique and Zimbabwe Daily Briefing emails reach thousands of Southern Africa-focused professionals and investors every day. For details on how to advertise with us, contact subscriptions@zitamar.com. Agenda Today: Filipe Nyusi joins the 38th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of Government and State Summit in Windhoek, capital of Namibia Today: Transport minister Carlos Mesquita leads SADC day celebrations in Xai-Xai Today: Weather forecasters warn of a heat wave of between 35℃ and 37℃ in the south of Mozambique The latest from Zitamar News: Indian coal miner forced to resettle…

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Welcome to Zitamar’s daily Mozambique briefing for 30 August, 2018. Agenda Today: The Bank of Mozambique’s monetary policy committee (CPMO) meets to update its monetary policy The latest from Zitamar News: Mozambique Politics Live Blog Keep abreast of the latest developments in the run-up to municipal elections with our Live Blog, on Telegram or on our website Two killed by ICVL coal train travelling from Beira to Moatize The train hit a motorcycle at a level crossing, killing both motorcyclists The best of the rest: Canal de Moçambique editor acquitted in cartoon defamation case (O País) Hong Kong financial company…

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