Mozambique

Mozambique ‘denounces execution of naked woman’ in viral video

Mozambique’s defence ministry has denounced a video that shows men dressed in police uniform assaulting and eventually killing a woman, the AFP news agency reports. The video shows a naked woman pleading for her life as the men accuse her of being part of the Al-Shabab group – a militant group that has been carrying out an insurgency in the northern Cabo Delgado province. The men...

Mozambican newspaper HQ torched after leaking state documents

The head office of an investigative newspaper in Mozambique that angered the government by leaking confidential documents has been destroyed in a suspected arson attack, its editor said on Monday. The privately-owned Canal de Mocambique was sued by the state in June after publishing confidential contracts between the government and gas exploration companies operating in the restive northern region of Cabo Delgado. The leaked documents revealed...

Six policemen in Mozambique jailed for killing election observer

Six policemen in Mozambique have been found guilty of murdering an election observer ahead of last October's election. Anastacio Matavel was shot as he was driving in the southern city of Xai-Xai. His car was hit by 13 bullets. The elite police were caught after their car collided with another vehicle as they fled the scene. Activists, journalists and members of the opposition are regularly killed and...

1 killed, 2 women abducted, 20 houses destroyed in Mozambique

The first reports emerged on Tuesday two days after a militants’ onslaught on defenseless civilians of the 1st May village in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado on Sunday that left one person dead, another one injured. According to the reports’ sources, the raid was over very quickly. The terrorists torched several houses and abducted two women. The attackers then proceeded to a low...

SA, Mozambique and Malawi to benefit from Flanders’ grant

Three African countries are going to receive €1 million from the Government of Flanders, a region in Belgium. The money will support five projects in South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi aimed at transition towards climate resilient and low-carbon development. The Birdlife South Africa and South South North organisations in South Africa have been selected to implement two projects. The main goals are to support ecosystem-based...

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