Mozambique

Mozambican city expands morgue as Covid deaths rise

The municipal authorities in Mozambique's Chimoio city have announced plans to expand the morgue at the main provincial hospital citing rising Covid-19 deaths. João Ferreira, the city's mayor has confirmed the expansion. The project will include expanding the mortuary building and refrigeration capacity at a cost of $5,300 (£3,800) in Manica province's Chimoio Provincial Hospital. The morgue that is managed by the municipality recently had its capacity...

Mozambique’s New Military Boss Succumbs To Covid-19

Mozambique's newly appointed head of the military, Eugénio Ussene Mussa, died on Monday after contracting COVID-19. He died while undergoing treatment at Mozambique's biggest health facility, the Maputo Central Hospital. It is less than a month after he took office, as he was sworn in as chief of the general staff on January 20. Before assuming the post he was in charge of operations at the so-called...

Mozambicans warned of another cyclone

Mozambican authorities have warned of an upcoming cyclone that will affect the central provinces of Zambézia and Sofala and the southern province of Inhambane. The National Meteorological Institute (Inam) predicts the cyclone will land on 13 February. This will be Mozambique's third cyclone in the current rainy season after Cyclones Chalane and Eloise. Inam says the situation is the result of a low pressure system that was...

Cyclone Eloise leaves massive flooding in its wake in Mozambique

People in the Mozambican port city of Beira breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday as Cyclone Eloise caused less damage than feared, although the danger of flooding remained in a region still recovering from a devastating cyclone two years ago. In 2019, Cyclone Idai killed several hundred people and displaced well over 100,000 others. Ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Eloise, the International Federation of...

Pope Francis donates $121,000 to Mozambique insurgency victims

Pope Francis has donated $121,000 (£90,000) to support victims of terrorist attacks in Mozambique northern province of Cabo Delgado. The donation was in response to an appeal by the Bishop of Pemba, Luis Fernando Lisboa, for assistance to thousands of people displaced from their homes by attacks by Islamist militants. The militants have been carrying out gruesome attacks in the gas-rich province since 2017. About 430,000...

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