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Politics Military escorts have been escorting convoys on Mozambique's highways
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Mozambique’s police force is running an armed escort service for traffic travelling the north-south EN1 highway from the River Save northwards to Muxungue, after a number of armed attacks over recent days which the government says were perpetrated by members of the opposition movement, [...]

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Politics Mozambican refugees at Luwani camp in southern Malawi, October 2015. Photo: Tom Bowker
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The UN refugee agency, the UNHCR, wants Malawi to open a new camp to house Mozambican refugees further from the Mozambique border, “amid signs of pressure to return” from Mozambique’s government. The UNHCR said the Mozambique government has visited the refugees at the village of Kapise, on [...]

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Economy Bank of Mozambique governor Ernesto Gove and the executive board, November 2015. Photo: Bank of Mozambique
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The Bank of Mozambique raised interest rates again yesterday, despite warnings from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that its actions have little effect on inflation in Mozambique, which hit 11.6% over the past 12 months.

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Politics Afonso Dhlakama addressing a rally in Beira ahead of the 2014 elections. Photo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama says he will only enter into negotiations with the government of Mozambique once his party is governing six provinces of central and northern Mozambique, and if the talks are mediated by the Catholic Church and by South African President Jacob Zuma. In an [...]

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Politics Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama surrounded by senior party figures at Maputo airport in December 2014. Photo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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Five cars were fired upon on Mozambique’s main north-south highway north of the River Save today, a police spokeswoman said, blaming gunmen from opposition movement Renamo for the attacks which killed no one but left three people injured.

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Politics The EN1 and EN6 highways meet at Inchope. Via Google Maps
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The Mozambican police force has promised to block any attempt by opposition movement Renamo to install checkpoints on the country’s main highways, in what Renamo is billing as an effort to protect its members from kidnap and assassination attempts. Speaking in the capital Maputo today, [...]

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Economy Mozambique's Ministry of Finance, Maputo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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Mozambique’s credit rating is due to be updated tomorrow by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, while their counterparts at Moody’s are understood to be in Maputo today, 4 February, holding talks with officials at the ministry of finance.

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