Mozambique

Mozambican President Nyusi names new Prime Minister, Cabinet members

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday appointed former Finance minister Adriano Maleiane, 73, as the new prime minister, a few hours after he removed Agostinho do Rosário from the position. The president had also a day earlier removed six ministers from their positions without giving reasons for their dismissal. According to a statement from Presidency, President Nyusi also appointed former Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy...

Mozambique Removes From Schools A Book That Discussed Homosexuality

Mozambique will remove a seventh-grade natural science textbook from schools after outrage on social media over content that discussed masturbation and homosexuality. Pupils in the southern African country have studied “The Secret of Life” by Portuguese publisher Texto Editores for the past 18 years. However, sections of a chapter on sexual orientation and masturbation went viral on social media after being posted on Facebook last Thursday. The...

Botswana soldier deployed in the Islamic Insurgency Mozambique crisis Dies

A member of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) died in Mozambique where he had been deployed to fight the Islamic insurgents in the Cabo Delgado province. The BDF issued a statement saying their member died on the 9th of this month adding that investigations are underway to determine the cause of death. According to the statement issued by the BDF, one of its members lost his...

US launches third military training project in Mozambique

The US government has launched a third Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) programme with Mozambique, to enhance the military’s readiness to contain rising insecurity. Washington has been conducting trainings with Maputo since March 2021 as part of the efforts to combat an insurgency in the country’s north. Since 2017 when armed rebels attacked numerous villages and destroyed extensive civilian property and infrastructure, including schools and health...

Man survives fight with crocodile over fishing net

A man has survived a terrifying fight with a crocodile in a bid to save his fishing net in Mozambique. João Armando, 35, is now in hospital and at risk of having one of his hands amputated after his left arm was bitten by the giant reptile. His right leg was also injured. He was fishing on the River Shire, a tributary of Zambezi River, when...

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