[The Conversation Africa] People in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have started trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai. Southern Malawi and Mozambique were already reeling when the cyclone hit: these areas were flooded in the days before Idai made landfall.
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique’s main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, has called for an additional month’s delay before starting the voter registration campaign ahead of the presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections scheduled for 15 October.
[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo City Court has decided to keep 16 former staff of the National Immigration Service (SENAMI) under preventive detention, while awaiting trial on charges of forging passports, visas and other documents for foreign nationals.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Chimanimani, Zimbabwe -In eastern Zimbabwe’s Rusitu Valley, heavy rain brought by Cyclone Idai this month caused flooding that rampaged through dozens of small grocery stores and market stalls.
[Legalbrief] As southern Africa reels from one of its most devastating natural disasters, questions are being asked about whether regional governments have done enough to prepare for the wide-scale destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, considering the history of flooding in the region and the consistent dire predictions of the impacts of changing weather, writes Legalbrief Africa.
[The Conversation Africa] Tropical cyclone Idai has made headlines across southern Africa throughout the month of March. Lingering in the Mozambique Channel at tropical cyclone intensity for six days, the storm made landfall in Beira, Mozambique in the middle of the month, then tracked in a westerly direction until its dissipation.
[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 -Flooding in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia has taken 444 lives, according to the provincial governor, Abdul Razak, cited in a Wednesday press release from the country’s parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.
[Verdade] Tropical Cyclone Intense IDAI, Category 4, has made landfall in Mozambique, entering the Dondo district, in Sofala province, according to the National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) – and the intensity should decrease to category 3.
[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.