[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government, and the Islamic Council of Mozambique, in partnership with the United States, on Saturday launched a mechanism to identify and analyse the foci of instability that culminate in the violation of human rights in parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
[ISS] Mozambique is under fire for not upholding democratic principles such as the separation of powers and for the continued political violence in the country. A new report by the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), an African Union (AU) organ, says the country is marked by ‘the prevalence of allegedly politically motivated intimidation, violence and killings’.
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Tuesday decreed a national emergency, following the devastation caused by cyclone Idai in the centre of the country.
[AIM] Maputo -As cyclone Idai approaches the Mozambican coast the government has called on people living in Sofala, Manica, Zambezia and Tete provinces to take cautionary measures.
[AIM] Maputo -The United States administration made clear on Tuesday that it expects the South African authorities to extradite former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang so that he can stand trial in New York on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering, wire fraud and securities fraud.
[AIM] Maputo -The Kempton Park magistrates court in Johannesburg has again postponed its decision on whether to grant bail to former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang, according to the correspondent of the independent television station, STV
[Nation] The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has appointed Mozambican referees to handle the Confederation Cup group “D” match pitting Gor Mahia and Egyptian giants Zamalek next Sunday in Nairobi.
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The arrest of Manuel Chang at the request of US authorities was confirmed this morning at Kempton Park magistrates court, Johannesburg. The court rejected the claim by his lawyers that the US request was not a formal extradition warrant, but only a request to arrest and hold him pending the issue of the extradition warrant. The US has charged Chang for his role in the $2 bn secret debt.
[CAJ News] Maputo -Mozambican security forces have been implicated in serious abuses while fighting an armed Islamist group north of the country.
[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -Locals importing second-hand merchandise and basic commodities from neighbouring Mozambique are now rejecting payment in Bond Notes, demanding instead the Mozambican Metical or the US dollar.