Mozambique

Sperm whale dies with ‘huge ball’ of litter in stomach

The mammal, found on the Isle of Harris, was cut open to release net, rope and plastic cups. The mammal was cut open to release around 100kg of net, bundles of rope, plastic cups, bags, gloves, packing straps and tubing after it was discovered stranded on Luskentyre beach on Thursday. Experts described the amount of plastic as "horrific" and said it shows the "hazards" litter pose...

Police fear bald men could be ‘targeted for ritual killings’

Police in Mozambique have reportedly issued a warning that bald men may be attacked for the purposes of witchcraft and rituals associated with local superstitions. The warning comes after two bald men were brutally killed in the south east African country's Zambezia province, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP). One of the men had been found with his head cut off and his organs removed. The murders led to...

MOZAMBIQUE’s TOP COURT REJECTS RENAMO’s CHALLENGE

Mozambique's largest opposition party Renamo has lost its bid to annul last month's election results after the country's top court threw out its challenge, according to a court judgement seen on Friday. Renamo, the rebel group turned opposition party, lodged an application after it lost the October 15 election to the long-ruling Frelimo party. It accused the government of "massive electoral fraud" and of using violence...

Mozambican Chief of Elections Shot Dead

The head of Mozambique’s poll observer mission was shot dead on Monday in a governing party stronghold, the latest killing in the run-up to next week’s elections, a monitoring group said. Gunmen fired several shots at Anastacio Matavele as he was driving away from a workshop in Xai-Xai, the capital of the southeastern Gaza province. “He was immediately taken to hospital, where he was confirmed dead,”...

Gunmen Kill Election Monitoring Chief

In Maputo, Mozambique-The head of Mozambique’s poll observer mission was shot dead on Monday in a governing party stronghold, the latest killing in the run-up to next week’s elections, a monitoring group said. Gunmen fired several shots at Anastacio Matavele as he was driving away from a workshop in Xai-Xai, the capital of the southeastern Gaza province. “He was immediately taken to hospital, where he was...

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