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A report on corruption in Mozambique’s business environment has given the country a score of zero out of 100 for its enforcement of laws prohibiting the bribery of public officials, and argues that Mozambican businesses have little incentive to promote [...]
Two convoys with military escorts were attacked by gunmen suspected of being from Mozambique’s opposition movement, Renamo, on 23 February, according to official news sources in the country. There are also reports [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
The Mozambique government finalised its 2015 economic report on Tuesday, claiming inflation fell below government projections for the year, despite official figures showing the rate was in fact more than double the government target.
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, [...]
Frelimo’s Central Committee, a 223-strong body made up of the party’s most senior personnel, meets today in Matola in an “extraordinary session” that could fundamentally reshape the top echelons of Mozambique’s ruling party.