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Conservation Nkula logs in the district of Macanga, Tete Province, July 2018. Photo © Fungai Caetano / Zitamar News
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Nkula trees, known for the valuable wood they produce, are on the verge of extinction in Tete province due to illegal timber harvesting by Chinese companies, often working in collaboration with local authorities. Mozambique’s Ministry of Land, Environment and [...]

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Development President Filipe Nyusi speaking in Maputo on 7 February 2017. Photo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi told the population of the district of Palma yesterday that the LNG projects being developed there will bring jobs for 5,000 young people - but called for patience, predicting that ExxonMobil will not start construction on [...]

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Aid An unpaved road in Tete province. Photo: Eva Fritzbøger/Zitamar News
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Recently-announced World Bank and EU-funded rural road projects in northern Mozambique are unlikely to result in real improvements unless the way the country’s roads are managed is radically overhauled, a veteran of the sector has told

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Coal A bauxite mine. Photo: http://bauxite.world-aluminium.org/mining/process.html
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Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, MIREME, unveiled on Thursday a venture to improve how the government addresses the negative impacts of large-scale mining and oil and gas projects, with support from the World Bank. 

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Development One of Plan International's focus areas is education. Photo: Plan International
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International development work in Mozambique has grown increasingly difficult since the beginning of last year because authorities have stopped issuing so-called “short-term work communications”, work permits that allow organisations to bring foreign staff to Mozambique for work periods of less [...]

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Conservation EDN truck. Photo: Fungai Caetano
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A Mozambican company has been granted a licence allowing it to cut wood in a national park, against regulations and in spite of having previously been fined for illegal woodcutting. The Tete provincial government has granted the company, known [...]

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Coal President Nyusi and minister of mineral resources and energy Pedro Couto visited Jindal's project in May 2016. Photo: Jindal
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Indian industrial corporation Jindal has reneged on a commitment to supply clean water to people living in the area of its coal mine in Tete, Mozambique, while scaling up production at the mine which it says has “increased [its] contribution to the [...]

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