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Zitamar News provides reliable and intelligent daily news and analysis on Mozambique’s economy, politics, and business sectors, with a particular focus on the extractive industry. Zitamar News is written and edited in Maputo by Tom Bowker and Leigh Elston, and by Gavriel Hollander in London - with contributions from a network of reporters in Mozambique and the region. Read more here. To contact the editors, including leads or tips in confidence, please email: news@zitamar.com

Business The Agua Vumba plant in Manica province.
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A Portuguese investment company has finalised the acquisition of a stake in Mozambican mineral water company Água Vumba from controversial businessman Jamú Sulemane Hassan. Strongeagle, run by two former executives [...]

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Politics Filipe Nyusi shakes hands with Renamo fighters, accompanied by Afonso Dhlakama in Gorongosa, 19 February 2018. Photo: Office of the President
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Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi today announced the establishment of four groups or commissions to oversee the demilitarisation of armed opposition group Renamo, and promoted three officers who had joined the armed forces from Renamo following the [...]

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Business Crates of CDM beer piled up in Maputo. Photo © Timothy Haccius / Zitamar News
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Mozambique’s national brewing company, Cervejas de Moçambique (CDM), plans to build a new brewery close to the one currently being built by rival Heineken, in the district of Marracuene just north of the capital, Maputo.

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Metals & Minerals Jacinto Veloso (centre) addressing the media during mediation talks with Renamo in 2016.
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The chairman of Pathfinder Moçambique, the Mozambican company accused of appropriating mining licences from a UK company in 2011, has called an extraordinary general meeting to propose the dismissal of retired General Jacinto Veloso and his daughter from [...]

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Politics The Praça da Independência, Maputo, features a statue of Mozambique's first president, Samora Machel, in front of the city hall. Photo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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Samora Machel Jr. entered the race for mayor of Maputo today, the final day for registering candidates for 10 October municipal elections, as the head of the list for the Youth Association for Development in Mozambique (AJUDEM), a civil society group. [...]

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Infrastructure A early visualisation of how Mozambique's onshore LNG project could be laid out. Image: Anadarko
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Eni and ExxonMobil are looking to install a high-speed internet connection to their planned LNG project on the Afungi peninsula in northern Mozambique, which will involve installing a new sub-sea cable linking it to the Tanzanian port city of Dar Es [...]

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Mozambique's Northern Insurgency A sign to Pundanhar, Cabo Delgado. Photo © Pinnacle News
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The Mozambican armed forces (FADM) attacked a base used by insurgents in Cabo Delgado province this week, marking the start of a new offensive aimed at wiping out the Islamist-inspired insurgency, Zitamar News understands.

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Economy EMATUM's fishing boats rusting in Maputo harbour. Photo © Timothy Haccius / Zitamar News
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The latest proposal to restructure Mozambique’s $727 million eurobond will face strong resistance from the Mozambican government which has previously told creditors it is unwilling to given them a cut of gas revenues, Zitamar News has learned. A group of [...]

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