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NGO accuses France of starting Mozambique 'climate bomb'

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:55 AM

'French machinations are forcing yet another African country into dependency on fossil the name of the economic interests of French energy industrials and bankers,' says NGO Friends of the Earth

64 Ethiopians found dead in cargo container in Mozambique

Mar 25, 2020 - 11:16 AM

Temperatures in Tete currently hover around 34 degrees Celsius

China coronavirus outbreak: How governments have reacted

Feb 02, 2020 - 12:47 PM

From border closures to flight bans, here are some of the steps states have taken to limit the spread of the virus

OUTBREAK. Passengers grab their luggages as they disembark a Turkish cargo plane at the Etimesgut military Airport in Ankara on February 1, 2020, after being repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak. Adem Altan/AFP

Mozambique votes in tense election after violent campaign

Oct 15, 2019 - 3:31 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mozambique has chosen to move forward peacefully,' President Filipe Nyusi says, adding that more than more than 4,000 observers have been deployed in the most-watched election in the country's history

MOZAMBIQUE ELECTIONS. A National Electoral Commission (CNE) official checks a voter at Chota Primary School in Beira on October 15, 2019. Photo by Patrick Meinhardt/AFP

Pope Francis urges prayers for victims of Hurricane Dorian

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:18 AM

'I would like to ask everyone... to pray for the victims of the hurricanes in the Bahamas, poor people who in one day lost their homes, lost everything and lost their lives,' says the Pope

Pope Francis waves at the crowd next to Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi (R) upon his arrival at the Maputo International Airport on September 4, 2019 on in Maputo, Mozambique. Pope Francis will visit Mozambique from the September 4-6.  GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP

Pope Francis kicks off Africa tour in violence-hit Mozambique

Sep 04, 2019 - 3:56 PM

The pope is expected to be welcomed by tens of thousands during his visit

BOARDING. Pope Francis boards a plane for a trip to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, at Rome's Fiumicino airport on September 4, 2019. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Sep 02, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The pope's decision to visit two of the most impoverished countries in the world is seen as an act of solidarity from a cleric who was a frequent presence in the shantytowns of Argentina

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis waves as he boards a plane upon his departure for a three-day trip to Romania, on May 31, 2019 at Rome's Fiumicino airport.  File photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Mozambique gov't, opposition Renamo sign historic peace pact

Aug 01, 2019 - 11:47 PM

The signing takes place in the Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique, nearly 27 years after the end of the country's first civil war

Islamic State make first claim of Mozambique presence – SITE

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:20 PM

But an insurgency expert who has declined to be named says Islamic State are unlikely to have direct contact with the local fighters

Donors pledge $1.2 billion after Mozambique cyclones

Jun 04, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The storms smash into Mozambique in March and April 2019, hitting the center and north of the country just 6 weeks apart

MOZAMBIQUE. This file photo taken on May 1, 2019 shows an aerial view of the damaged Ibo island after the passage of the cyclone Kenneth, the first to hit Mozambique's north in the modern era. Photo by Emidio Jozine/AFP

Mozambique records first cholera cases after Cyclone Kenneth

May 03, 2019 - 9:02 PM

The city of Pemba registers 11 cases of the disease while the neighboring district of Mecufi has 3

CYCLONE KENNETH. Residents walk in the flooded streets of the Paquite district of Pemba on April 29, 2019, as Cyclone Kenneth hit northern Mozambique. File photo by Emidio Jozine/AFP

Aid agencies rush to bring aid to Mozambique cyclone survivors

Apr 30, 2019 - 11:20 PM

'The priority is getting aid to Ibo because it hasn’t been reached yet,' says Deborah Nguyen, spokeswoman for World Food Programme

HELP. Aid is unloaded off a truck and taken to a waiting World Food Programme helicopter to be deliver to Ibo Island and Quissanga in northern Mozambique on April 30 , 2019. Photo by Emidio Josine/AFP

38 killed as floods worsen in Mozambique after second cyclone

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:53 PM

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs describes it as the strongest cyclone to ever lash Africa, and predicts further heavy rain over the coming days

CYCLONE KENNETH. Residents brave the floods in Mazive, southern Mozambique, on April 28, 2019. Photo by Emidio Josine/AFP

Mozambique fears 'devastating' floods after Cyclone Kenneth

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:57 PM

'We are very worried because, according to the forecasts, heavy rain is expected for the next 4 days,' says a spokeswoman for the UN World Food Program

AFTERMATH. Residents stand next to a road partially destroyed by floods after heavy downpours in Pemba, on April 28, 2019, after the destruction caused by Cyclone Kenneth. Photo by AFP

First death as Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The United Nations warns of flash flooding and landslides as Mozambique's emergency situation institute reports one person is killed by a falling coconut tree at Pemba in Cabo Delgado

CYCLONE KENNETH. People stand by damaged houses and fallen trees on April 25, 2019 in Moroni after tropical storm Kenneth hit Comoros before heading to recently cyclone-ravaged Mozambique. Photo by Ibrahim Youssouf/AFP

Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique threatened by new tropical storm

Apr 24, 2019 - 12:18 AM

The poor southern African country is still reeling from the impact of deadly Cyclone Idai which left about 1,000 dead in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

DISPLACED. A woman walks through a camp for displaced people in Nhamatanda district on April 15, 2019. Photo by Zinyange Auntony/AFP

Cyclone Idai damages estimated at $2 billion: World Bank

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:02 AM

"To date, about three million people have been affected, with near total damage in the worst affected areas," says the World Bank

AFTERMATH. Fernando Joao Sengelani helps to clean his friend's shop in Buzi, Mozambique, on March 23, 2019, after the area was hit by the Cyclone Idai. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP

Cyclone Idai's death toll nears 1,000 in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:29 PM

Zimbabwe updates its toll to 344 while Mozambique says recorded fatalities stand at 602, taking the combined tally to 946

DESTRUCTION. In this file photo taken on April 01, 2019, debris and destroyed buildings which stood in the path of Cyclone Idai can be seen in this aerial photograph over the Praia Nova neighbourhood in Beira. File photo by Guillem Sartorio/AFP

Mozambique steps up war against cyclone-induced cholera

Mar 28, 2019 - 8:42 PM

A World Health Organization official says 9 cholera treatment centers are being set up around the central Sofala province, which bore the brunt of the cyclone

AFTERMATH. An aerial view shows fields flooded by the cyclone Idai along the Buzi River in the Buzi region, Mozambique, on March 26, 2019. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Mar 27, 2019 - 8:57 PM

Mozambique is reeling from a cyclone and floods that this month killed nearly 500 people and sparked cases of cholera

SEPTEMBER VISIT. In this file photo, Pope Francis waves from the Popemobile after the mass of Easter on April 1, 2018 at St Peter's square in Vatican. File photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique reports 5 cholera cases

Mar 27, 2019 - 6:13 PM

UN humanitarian aid chief Mark Lowcock has appealed for $282 million of relief aid over the next 3 months for Mozambique

HELP NEEDED. Women wait in a line to receive relief supplies from South Africa's disaster relief organization Gift of the Givers after the area has been isolated by the Cyclone Idai in Estaquinha, about 80km west from Beira, Mozambique, on March 26, 2019. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Mozambique cyclone survivors face 'ticking bomb' of disease

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:29 AM

As logistical conditions improve and roads to affected communities are reconnected, the full scale of the humanitarian crisis is revealed for the first time since disaster hit on March 15

LOOTING IN MOZAMBIQUE. People take part in the looting sacks of Chinese rice printed "China Aid" from a warehouse which is surrounded by water after cyclone hit in Beira, Mozambique, on March 20, 2019. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 417 – government

Mar 23, 2019 - 6:51 PM

'We are living an unprecedented natural disaster,' Lands and Environment Minister Celso Correia says

The week in photos: March 16-22, 2019

Mar 23, 2019 - 2:36 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PARADE READY. Nudists stand in front of a cafe before the start of the Nude Love Parade in San Francisco, California on March 17, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Aid workers scramble to get relief supplies to Mozambique cyclone victims

Mar 22, 2019 - 11:01 PM

The confirmed death toll in Mozambique and neighboring Zimbabwe reaches 432 on Friday, March 22, with 293 killed in Mozambique, and around 1.7 million people affected

RELIEF. An aid worker hands a woman a cup of water in the port of Beira, Mozambique on March 22, 2019. Photo by Wikus De Wet/AFP

15,000 awaiting rescue in flood-stricken Mozambique

Mar 21, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Land and Environmental Minister Celso Correia says around 3,000 people have been rescued so far since Tropical Cyclone Idai struck the flood-prone impoverished southern African country

AFTERMATH. People take part in the looting sacks of Chinese rice printed "China Aid" from a warehouse which is surrounded by water after cyclone hit in Beira, Mozambique, on March 20, 2019. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Aid agencies struggle to rescue Mozambique cyclone victims

Mar 21, 2019 - 2:18 PM

The UN says it is 'one of the worst natural disasters in southern Africa' and launches an international appeal for relief funds

LOOTING. People take part in the looting sacks of Chinese rice printed "China Aid" from a warehouse which is surrounded by water after cyclone hit in Beira, Mozambique, on March 20, 2019. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as U.N. boosts aid

Mar 20, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The UN adds one of the worst storms to hit southern Africa in decades also unleashes a humanitarian crisis in Malawi, affecting nearly a million people

MOZAMBIQUE'S CYCLONE. Locals stand on a damaged section of the road between Beira and Chimoio in Nhamatanda district, central Mozambique, on March 19, 2019, after the area was hit by the Cyclone Idai. Photo by Adrien Barbier/AFP

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'When we flew over the area...this morning to understand what's going on, everything indicates that we could register more than 1,000 deaths,' says Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi

AFTERMATH. Residents are seen protecting themselves by the rain in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, on March 17, 2019. Photo by Adrien Barbier/AFP

At least 24 dead as Cyclone Idai hits eastern Zimbabwe

Mar 16, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Zimbabwe officials say 24 are dead with over 100 people missing

FLOODED. Rain, which is believed to be the beginning of Tropical cyclone Idai coming from central Mozambique, falls in the flooded districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje in southern Malawi, on March 15, 2019. Photo by Amos Gumulira/AFP

Floods kill 66 in Mozambique, 45 in Malawi

Mar 13, 2019 - 4:19 PM

(UPDATED) The floods in one of Africa's poorest countries have already destroyed 5,756 homes, affecting 15,467 households, and 141,325 people

Mozambique opens $785 million Chinese bridge

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The bridge will also directly link Mozambique's capital Maputo to the border of neighboring South Africa by road for the first time

BRIDGE. A worker stands at the Catembe side of the construction site of the Maputo-Catembe Bridge, which will be the longest suspension bridge in Africa once completed, in Catembe on February 10, 2017. File photo by John Wessels/AFPP

Mozambique opposition cries foul over election

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:54 PM

Although the official results have not yet been published, Renamo says the party had been cheated of victory in one major city and three other towns, accusing election officials of tampering with the results

17 killed in Mozambique dump collapse

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:20 AM

At least 17 people are killed when a rubbish mound collapses in a poor district of Mozambique's capital Maputo, crushing several nearby homes

SEARCH. Residents stand next to an excavator working at the site of a dump collapse in a poor district of Maputo on February 19, 2018. Mauro Vombe/AFP

Mozambique probes tanker explosion that killed 56

Nov 18, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Authorities suggest residents may have been taking petrol after the vehicle had crashed or been abandoned by drivers who fled when they feared it could explode

MOZAMBIQUE TANKER BLAST. A badly burned child arrives at the Provincial Hospital in Tete on November 17, 2016, after a truck carrying petrol burst into flames. Photo by Amos Zacarias / AFP

India's Modi heads to Africa with an eye on China

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:08 PM

India has been working to improve ties with African nations as it vies for a greater share of the continent s natural resources

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mexico City on June 8, 2016. Yuri Cortez/AFP/File

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May 26, 2016 - 8:34 PM

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Search for MH370 likely to end by August

May 20, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The search zone has so far yielded no clues as to what happened aboard MH370 a scheduled flight that disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most enduring mysteries in aviation history

UNTIL AUGUST. A file picture dated March  6, 2016 shows a woman writing messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on a banner during a remembrance ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Filipina teacher killed in Mozambique rebel ambush

May 17, 2016 - 8:48 PM

The teacher s name can t be revealed at this stage because we are still busy with internal processes says Philippine embassy spokesman Joselito Chad Jacinto

Malawi, Mozambique issue drought alerts as crisis spreads

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:45 PM

UPDATED More people will need humanitarian relief assistance from 2016 to 2017 due to food shortages

A Malawian farmer works, 12 October 2005, on his land in Nsanje district several hundred Kms south of the main town Blantyre. Due to a severe drought that this year has hit Malawi, one of the poorest country in Africa, most of the land is dry and has not produced the expected quantity of maize. Aid agencies in Malawi are warning of a looming humanitarian crisis stemming from the double effect of drought that has cut output of maize, the staple food, by a quarter and AIDS. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Mozambique debris 'almost certainly from MH370' – Australia

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is expected to wrap up in June July if the aircraft is not found in the target zone of 120 000 square kilometers

SEARCH FOR MH370. A file picture dated May 10, 2014 shows Malaysians posing behind a slogan reading 'Pray for MH370' made of candles during a vigil for the missing Malaysia Airlines passengers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photo by Azhar Rahim/EPA

New find of suspected MH370 debris to be sent to Australia

Mar 12, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The suspected piece from MH370 will be sent to Australia as it is the country Malaysia assigned to identify any pieces found

Possible MH370 debris arrives in Malaysia for analysis

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:08 PM

An initial investigation will be conducted in Malaysia before deeper analysis in Australia

Joao de Abreu, President of Mozambique's Civil Aviation Institute (IACM), holds a piece of suspected aircraft wreckage found off the east African coast of Mozambique at Mozambique's Civil Aviation Institute (IACM) in Maputo on March 3, 2016. A hunk of suspected aircraft wreckage found off the east African coast will be sent to Australia where experts will examine whether it is a new piece in the puzzle of missing flight MH370, officials said. The fragment was reportedly found near Mozambique and could provide clues in the huge and costly Australia-led investigation into what happened to the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly two years ago.  / AFP / ADRIEN BARBIER

Malaysia, Australia move to retrieve suspected aircraft debris

Mar 03, 2016 - 12:49 AM

3rd UPDATE There is high probability the plane debris is from a Boeing 777 plane

A NEW FIND. Aircraft debris off the coast in Mozambique sparks the possibility of a Boeing 777 find that may be from missing aircraft Flight MH370. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

South Africa to deploy army over anti-immigrant attacks

Apr 21, 2015 - 10:10 PM

South African soldiers will be deployed to tackle gangs hunting down and killing foreigners after at least seven people died in a wave of anti immigrant violence

ATTACKED. A man lies in the street after he was reportedly stabbed by a mob in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 April 2015. Photo by Kevin Sutherland / EPA

Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

Apr 21, 2015 - 6:10 PM

I will not go back It is better to be poor than be hunted like dogs because you are a foreigner

SEEKING SAFETY. Mothers and their children wait in line to be give food at a Red Cross refugee camp set up for foreign residents due to recent xenophobia attacks in the Primrose area of Johannesburg, South Africa, April 20, 2015. Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Poisoned beer kills at least 56 in Mozambique

Jan 12, 2015 - 10:34 AM

All the victims participated in a funeral Friday January 9 during which they apparently drank a traditional beer made from millet bran

Mozambique polls close with opposition crying foul

Oct 16, 2014 - 8:07 AM

Mozambicans vote in a closely fought test for the ruling Frelimo party with opposition parties crying foul

An elderly woman casts her vote at a polling station in Maputo, Mozambique, 15 October 2014. Antonio Silva/EPA

Stunting prevention project launched in Malawi

Jan 30, 2014 - 7:43 PM

A new project to reduce stunting is launched in Malawi where the prevalence of stunting among children under 5 years old is an alarming 45

FIGHT STUNTING. Children in Malawi peer through holes at a WFP food distribution point in in Malawai's Zomba district. Photo by Jon Hrusa/EPA

Missing Mozambique plane wreck found in Namibia, 33 dead

Dec 01, 2013 - 10:17 AM

The crash in the remote swampy terrain of Namibia s Bwabwata National Park killed victims from several countries including a baby