Mozambique to develop legislation after SA xenophobic attacks

Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, Mozambique’s Small Business Development minister said their government is developing legislation to regulate participation of foreign nationals in South Africa (SA). “We do not have enabling legislation to allow us to regulate the participation of foreign nationals in South Africa,” Ntshavheni said on Radio 702. During weeks of xenophobic violence in Gauteng, 12 people died and hundreds of arrests were made, many of these across-border nationals. Other countries such as Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Pakistan have existing regulations to specify sectors in which foreign nationals…

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Increase of cross border water to Moz won’t affect MPU residents

THE 6% increment of the cross border water flow from the Crocodile- and Komati River to Mozambique will not negatively affect the residents of Nkomazi and other areas in Mpumalanga. This is according to the South Africa’s commissioner for the transboundary water co-operation, Gideon Siziba. He was commenting after the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) announced that it would increase the water flow to 2600 litres a second at the Ressano Garcia gauging station in the neighbouring country as from Tuesday, 1 October. “Yes there will be an impact,…

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Pope Francis in Moz – no lasting peace without equal opportunities

During his first speech in Mozambique, the Pope said that peace is a tireless commitment by those who lead a nation. President Nyusi of Mozambique said that politics should be made “with the force of arguments and not by the force of arms.” Renamo’s Ossufo Momade also attended the event. The pope kicked off his African visit in Mozambique. Photo: Vatican News.            

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Mozambique offers deal for defaulted Eurobonds

After restructuring a possible deal earlier this year, Mozambique had now formally restructured a possible deal with Eurobond. The defaulted mostly dollar-bond saw the country offering the deal after the hidden debt scandal, which almost brought it to its knees. The bond’s restructure plan had already seen at least 75% of bondholders accepting the deal. Payabale in 2030, it would provide the cash-strapped country with more financial legroom.      

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Peace in Moz at last?

Alex Rose-Innes Will it last? Will Renamo keep to the agreement? Despite an agreement signed by the country’s president, Filipe Nyusi and opposition leader Ossufo Momade this week, hopes are up. Big hugs all around (as only politicians can manage with enemies while the cameras are on them) as promises of formally ending hostilities were made. Nyusi traveled to Renamo’s military base in the mountains to sign the deal. But in Africa, a signature or a handshake mean nothing in reality. Renamo has been targeting the official party in Mozambique,…

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Mozambique opens first organice sugar processing plant

Mozambique’s first organic sugar processing plant, in the Chemba district of Sofala province, was inaugurated. Following the start-up of this organic sugar production unit, which has an annual capacity of around 1,200 tonnes, the country will witness, in the second implementation stage, an increase of installed production capacity by an additional 13,500 tonnes, all intended entirely for the export market.

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New Amnesty Law in Mozambique

  The Assembly of the Republic has just approved the draft Amnesty Law for citizens who, in the context of military hostilities, have committed crimes, both military and related, against external and internal state security structures and against public order and security. The law, proposed by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, is aimed at achieving effective, lasting and final peace, and effecting reconciliation between Mozambicans for the strengthening and consolidation of national unity. Under the proposal, pardon is granted only on condition that the beneficiary does not repeat…

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Not all coming up roses for gas projects in Moz

Mozambique is set to become the world’s second largest gas exporter by 2024-25, with Italy’s Eni coming on board. Eni has already invested over 8 billion euros and  with other partners will invest almost another 25 billion euros by 2024 to bring other gas fields on stream. Exxon of the great spill will join the project to produce as much as 20 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year. This is seen as as a huge turnaround for the country in 20-25 years, adding as much as 100 billion…

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Emergency supplies to Mozambique’s lifestock

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has delivered emergency supplies to help Mozambique fight outbreaks of animal diseases such as African swine fever, foot and mouth disease or Rift Valley fever that could threaten people and livestock in the aftermath of floods caused by recent cyclones. The assistance is in response to a request by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. It includes laboratory equipment, technical expertise and hundreds of chemical reagents and consumables to carry out early and rapid nuclear-derived tests to diagnose and monitor such diseases…

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