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Trouble over Mozambique’s gas

The discovery offered major promise for a very poor county but has instead led to escalation of armed conflict | THEO NEETHLING | Recent events in Palma, a town in the volatile Cabo Delgado province in the north of Mozambique, have taken bloodshed in the region to new levels. Dozens …

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Mozambique’s resource curse

How natural gas blessing is turning into a curse | THE INDEPENDENT | When dozens of local and foreign citizens were killed in an assault by insurgents in the northern Mozambique town of Palma in Cabo Delgado province in the last week of March, security observers described it as a …

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UN seeks aid workers caught up in Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique | XINHUA |  The United Nations is trying to contact humanitarian workers caught up in Mozambique attacks while on stand-by to aid residents of Palma town, a UN spokesman said on Thursday. “We always make sure that our presence on the ground, our staff and related aid workers, …

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EU casts doubt on credibility of Mozambique election

  Maputo, Mozambique | AFP |  The European Union on Friday cast doubt on the credibility of Mozambique’s ruling party’s victory in last month’s election, saying its observers detected a litany of “irregularities and malpractices” and called on authorities to clarify them. Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi won a new five-year …

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Mozambique’s Nyusi wins re-election in disputed poll

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Incumbent President Filipe Nyusi was declared the landslide winner in Mozambique’s election this month, despite claims of widespread cheating, the electoral commission announced on Sunday. Nyusi of the ruling Frelimo party scored 73 percent of the vote, ahead of Ossufo Momade of Renamo, the rebel …

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Pope Francis to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

  Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster. The pope will visit Mozambique and Madagascar, as well as Mauritius, countries visited by pope John Paul II …

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