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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

Agriculture Sugar cane at Tongaat Hulett's Mafambisse estate
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The government of Mozambique is guaranteeing that sugar mills in Mafambisse and Xinavane will not be closed and no workers will be laid off, despite financial troubles for the mills’ majority shareholder, trade minister Ragendra de Sousa told

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Electricity Gas storage tanks at Beluluane Industrial Park. Picture: Beluluane Industrial Park
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The Mozambican government approved on Tuesday the construction of a $700 million gas-fired power plant in Beluluane, Maputo province, that will have the capacity to produce up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity. The construction of the power station is [...]

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Extractives President Filipe Nyusi with Russian ambassador Aleksandar Surikov at the inauguration of Tazetta Minerals' sand mine, July 2016.
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President Filipe Nyusi this week inaugurated a Russian-owned heavy sand mining facility, with links to the family of former President Armando Guebuza — and warned the local community in Zambézia not to get in its way. Tazetta [...]

Agriculture A Yara fertilizer plant and phosphate rock mine in Finland. Photo © Yara
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A fertiliser plant planned by Norway’s Yara using Rovuma Basin gas, “is no longer in a position to advance,” because the domestic gas price is too high, according to a senior official at Mozambique’s petroleum regulator, INP. Yara’s 1.2 million tonne per annum plant,
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