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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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Aid The organisation Thirdeye uses drones to help Mozambican small-scale farmers detect crop stress Photo: Bacelar Muneme (Thirdeye)
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The Mozambican emergency response authorities already have two small drones at their disposal, but the World Food Programme (WFP), working with the Mozambican authorities, is hoping to bring in larger drones in 2018 to help both preparatory and [...]

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Agriculture Russian ambassador to Mozambique, Alexander Surikov. Photo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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In November 2017 Russia donated $40 million to a school feeding programme in Mozambique via an innovative debt swap structure. Under the agreement, the debt repayments that Mozambique owes to Russia will go to a World Food Programme (WFP) project that aims [...]

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Agriculture Danish Ambassador Johnny Flentø visiting an Agro-Investe/Gapi project in Gaza in 2016. Photo © Eva Sofie Fritzbøger / Zitamar News
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Denmark and Iceland are phasing out decades of support to Mozambique as the countries close their diplomatic missions in Mozambique. Denmark closes its embassy in Maputo today, 1 December, and will phase out [...]

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Aid Ruquia Armando (52) and her five-month old baby, Eliseu Martins, ready to receive the food assistance from WFP in Gugurune resettlement centre, 2015.
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The World Food Programme (WFP) launched a new five year strategy on Wednesday to address malnutrition and food insecurity in Mozambique, with a budget of $167 million and a focus on climate change resilience and on procuring food locally.

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Aid 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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Mozambique has been officially classed as in a ‘fragile situation’ by the World Bank for the first time, after its Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) score fell below the cut-off for what used to be known as ‘fragile states’. [...]

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The price of grain in central Mozambique fell as much as 50% in April, a hunger monitoring group said this week, as improved rainfall marked an effective end to a two-year drought in the region, and Mozambique’s political factions agreed a truce that [...]

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