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Mozambique lawyers sue US gas giant over land deal

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Lawyers in Mozambique are suing US fossil fuel giant Anadarko to block its planned $20 billion gas project, arguing the land was illegally taken from locals, according to a statement published Friday. Anadarko is one of the global companies investing billions of dollars to exploit …

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Suspected militant attack kills 12 in north Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Twelve people have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack in northern Mozambique, with thousands of villagers fleeing into neighbouring Tanzania, police sources said Sunday. Hardline Islamists have launched several attacks in the majority -Muslim province during the last year, stoking unrest just as …

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PICTORIAL: Museveni makes nostalgic visit to Mozambique

PICTORIAL: President Yoweri Museveni has concluded a three-day visit to Mozambique, whose highlight was a visit to the legendary Montepuez Barracks where Museveni led 28 FRONASA youth in training in 1976. Museveni’s trip to Mozambique was partly to thank  the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) for their role in the liberation …

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Museveni salutes FRELIMO for role in birth of UPDF

Maputo, Mozambique | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the very strong historical and political relations between Uganda and Mozambique. He paid tribute to Mozambique’s ruling party FRELIMO in particular for their role in training and shaping Uganda’s Front for National Salvation (FRONASA), which became the foundation of Uganda’s …

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Mozambique opposition names interim leader

Beira, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique’s Renamo opposition party on Saturday named Ossufo Momade as its interim leader after veteran chief Afonso Dhlakama, who had headed the party for 39 years, died unexpectedly. Momade, a former secretary general of the party, will take over until Renamo’s next congress, which has …

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Death of Mozambique rebel leader shakes peace process

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique’s president said the country’s fragile peace process must not collapse after rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, who had opened talks with the government, died unexpectedly aged 65. President Filipe Nyusi hailed Dhlakama as “a citizen who has always worked for Mozambique” and said he was …

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Mozambique rebel leader Dhlakama dead

  Maputo, Mozambique | AFP |  Mozambique’s veteran rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, who mixed guerrilla warfare with opposition politics, has died aged 65, party sources said Thursday. Several sources in Dhlakama’s Renamo party told AFP that Dhlakama passed away after an unconfirmed heart attack, with local television stations also reporting …

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Mozambique cracks open its cashews to boost the economy

Nampula, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique is going nuts about cashews, and they’re boosting the economy’s health. The country’s cashew nut industry, one of the world’s biggest, was dealt a body blow first by the 1977-1992 civil war and then by a controversial World Bank assistance package. Now, the government …

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Mozambique makes ‘big strides’ in long-stalled talks

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique’s three main political parties agreed Tuesday to go ahead with constitutional reforms that will decentralise power as part of efforts to consolidate peace between the government and former rebels. “We have made significant strides,” said Margarida Talapa of the ruling Frelimo party after it …

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