ALIZEA SMIT sits on a plastic crate in front of her fruit and vegetable stand in Wynberg, Cape Town. It is a convenient spot.
[AIM] Maputo -Former Mozambican Finance Minister Tomas Salomao has expressed his indignation and disappointment at the involvement of one of his successors. Manuel Chang, in the scandal of Mozambique’s “hidden debts”.
[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.
[Deutsche Welle] Paying the salaries of the thousands of ficticious workers costs at least $250 million. The news is the latest in a series of financial scandals in Mozambique.
[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.
“LOOK AT THE state of this school,” says Manuel Jaime. It is not a pretty sight: cracked window panes, pockmarked floors and walls etched with graffiti.
[IPS] Maputo -’Think Bigger’, urge the colourful posters on the walls of Ideario, an innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills.
[Nyasa Times] Government has said its security agents are on alert after Islamists attacks in Mozambique.
[The Conversation Africa] The unexpected death of Afonso Dhlakama, the former guerrilla leader and president of Renamo, the main opposition party in Mozambique, might lead to the political cards in Mozambique being reshuffled significantly.
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique is losing annually about 62 billion meticais (one billion dollars), or almost 11 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product, became of chronic malnutrition, according to the government’s Food and Nutritional Security Technical Secretariat (SETSAN).