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Nyusi re-elected party president in Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi vowed on Monday to push ahead with national peace talks after he was overwhelmingly re-elected leader of the ruling Frelimo party at a five-yearly conference. Nyusi, who has ruled the country since 2015 and is likely to stand again in 2019 …

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Mozambique opposition eyes peace deal by November

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique’s opposition chief Afonso Dhlakama said Friday he expected to sign a peace deal with President Filipe Nyusi by November, as the two sides look to end years of unrest. The two men met last month in the remote Gorongosa mountains, where Dhlakama retreated in …

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Mozambique president, opposition chief hold first meet since 2015

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi and the nation’s opposition chief Afonso Dhlakama met Sunday for the first since 2015, a step toward peace after years of instability. The men spoke in the remote Gorongosa mountains, where Dhlakama retreated in October 2015 with 800 former fighters demanding a …

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Zambia arrests 3 Chinese for rhino horn trafficking

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian authorities on Sunday said they had arrested three Chinese nationals and two locals found carrying pieces of rhino horn at the border with Mozambique. Parks and wildlife ministry spokesman Sakabilo Kalembwe said the five were arrested at the Chanida border post. They were held …

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Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals to Mozambique

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  The animals won’t travel two-by-two, but thousands of safari stalwarts will soon begin their journeys from Zimbabwe to Mozambique in one of Africa’s largest ever wildlife transfers. Fifty elephants, 100 giraffes, 200 zebras and 200 buffaloes will be among the several thousand animals that will …

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Mozambique oil tank truck blast toll soars to 73

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP |  At least 73 people were killed and 110 others injured Thursday when a truck carrying petrol blew up in western Mozambique near Malawi, the government said in a statement. “The incident occurred when citizens tried to take petrol from a truck” in the village of …

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Severe southern African drought to worsen

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP |  The impact of the most severe drought to hit southern Africa in 35 years is expected to worsen in the coming months, a UN climate envoy warned Friday. “The crisis has yet to peak,” Macharia Kamau, special envoy on El Nino and climate, said at …

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Senior Mozambique opposition member shot dead

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | A senior member of Mozambique’s main opposition party Renamo who was negotiating in key peace talks with the government has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen, his party said Sunday. Jeremias Pondeca was killed on Saturday as he was out jogging. The announcement of his …

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