[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.
[AIM] The Mozambican government has introduced austerity measures to cut expenditure on the perks and privileges of high ranking state officials, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Malaeiane, announced on 5 December.
[CAJ News] The government of Mozambique is confident of a breakthrough in the ongoing talks to end renewed terror that has led to thousands fleeing to neighbouring countries. President Filipe Nyusi, is hopeful a deal will be concluded this week with the opposition Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo), whose insurgents have carried out some banditry following a contentious election outcome in 2014. Renamo claims Nyusi’s Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) rigged the election.
[AIM] US Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell announced on Monday that the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has agreed to pay a penalty of more than 107 million US dollars in connection with schemes involving the bribery of government officials in Mozambique, the Dominican Republic, and Saudi Arabia, and to pay millions more in falsely recorded payments in India via a sham agency agreement.
[AIM] Maputo -Gunmen of the Mozambican rebel movement Renamo attacked a train belonging to the coal mining company Vale-Mozambique in the northern province of Nampula, in the small hours of Thursday morning.
[AIM] Maputo -Autopsies are to be carried out on eleven bodies found in an advanced state of decomposition in Macossa district in the central Mozambican province of Manica.
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -This follows the killings of civilians who are suspected to be in support of the opposition party, RENAMO under the leadership of Alfonso Dhlakama.
[AIM] London -A report written by UK based company Fathom Consulting warns that the Mozambican economy is likely to be hit by the slowdown in Chinese economic growth.
[AIM] Maputo -Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has thrown his weight behind the calls for an urgent meeting between the current President, Filipe Nyusi, and Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the rebel movement Renamo.