Mozambique: Militants attack second town in gas-rich region

MAPUTO, March 27 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Insurgents have attacked a second town in the gas-rich northern province in Mozambique where foreign companies are working on a $60bn natural gas project.

The militants attacked the town of Quissanga at dawn on Wednesday, two days after they attacked Mocimboa de Praia town in the province of Cabo Delgado.

The district police headquarters was raided and destroyed during the attack, a police officer said.

Sixty-four migrants die in the back of truck in Mozambique

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Sixty-four people believed to be migrants from Ethiopia have been found dead in a container attached to a truck in Mozambique, provincial migration authorities and the police said on Tuesday.

Police and immigration authorities stopped the truck en route from Malawi in the early hours of the morning in the province of Tete, bordered by Malawi on one side and Zimbabwe on the other, they said.

Election campaigns end in Mozambique ahead of Tuesday polls

MAPUTO, Oct 14 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Mozambique’s presidential candidates ended their 43-days of campaign on Sunday as the country prepares for Tuesday’s elections.

President Filipe Nyusi, who is seeking a second term, started the last campaign day in Nampula in the northeast and ended in Matola suburb in the capital, Maputo, in front of thousands of supporters.

His Frelimo party has ruled Mozambique since independence in 1975.

Mozambique rivals hail 'new era' as they sign landmark peace deal

07 August 2019; AFP: Mozambique's government and the ex-rebel group Renamo completed a long-awaited peace pact on Tuesday, inking a final deal aimed at ending years of conflict.

President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade embraced after signing the landmark agreement at a ceremony in Maputo's Peace Square witnessed by former presidents and regional and continental leaders.

Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique after battering Comoros

26 Apr 2019; DW: The powerful cyclone Kenneth claimed its first casualty in Mozambique when a woman was killed by a falling tree in the city of Pemba on Friday. Previously, the storm had killed at least three people in the Comoros, the island nation off the coast of Africa.

Pemba was struggling with power outages and power lines were also reportedly down in other communities in the north of the country.

Turkish body builds tent city in cyclone-hit Mozambique

BEIRA, 2 Apr 2019; AA: Turkey's state-run relief agency set up a tent city for people in Mozambique, hit hard by last month’s deadly tropical Cyclone Idai.

The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) built the tent city with the support of other agencies, including National Medical Search Team (UMKE) and Search and Rescue Association (AKUT) as well as the charity group Turkiye Diyanet Foundation in the Tica town near the central Beira city.

Mozambique says cholera cases up to 271 in cyclone-hit city

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Cholera cases among cyclone survivors in Mozambique have jumped to 271, authorities said, a figure that nearly doubled from the previous day.

The Portuguese news agency Lusa cited national health director Ussein Isse, who declared the outbreak of the acute diarrheal disease on Wednesday with just five cases.

Chinese rescue team arrives Mozambique after cyclone Idai devastation

25 Mar 2019; Xinhua: A Chinese rescue team comprised of 65 members arrived at Beira International Airport in Mozambique on Monday after Cyclone Idai wreaked havoc in the southeastern African country.

The rescue team member brought suitcases of rescue equipment and materials at a temporary station in Beira, Mozambique.

Moroccan humanitarian aid arrives in cyclone-hit Mozambique

RABAT, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Emergency humanitarian aid, sent by Morocco to cyclone-hit Mozambique, arrived on Sunday in the eastern city of Beira, the Moroccan official MAP news agency reported.

The cyclone hit southern Africa, causing hundreds of deaths in Mozambique as well as neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi.

The 39-ton humanitarian aid package, including tents, blankets and basic foodstuffs, was delivered to Mozambique by four Moroccan Royal Armed Forces aircraft, the report said, adding that it was handed over to the Mozambican authorities.

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