Islamist insurgents, Mozambique government forces and a South African private military company are all involved in human rights abuses in Cabo Delgado, according to Amnesty International.The northern province is home to Total’s Mozambique LNG and ExxonMobil’s proposed Rovuma LNG.
Recent reports indicate that attacks by Islamist militants in the Cabo Delgado area of northern Mozambique are dwindling. But the death of the chief of operations this week calls for strategic changes, local media reports. Commander Eugênio Ussene Mussa allegedly died of Covid-19, but the cause of death was not officially given. "President Filipe Nyusi thought that with Mussa in charge of that area, maybe they were going to win the battle," Mozambique correspondent Charles Mwangiro tells Africa Calling podcast.
The total number of cases more than doubled over the course of January as new strain takes hold Mozambican authorities will impose a night-time curfew from Friday around the capital, the current epicentre of a skyrocketing Covid-19 outbreak, the president said late on Thursday. Two million Mozambicans living in the region surrounding the seaside capital of Maputo will be barred from leaving their homes from 9pm to 4am, in the first such restrictions since a civil war ended in 1992. The measures were announced
About two million Mozambicans in the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus breakout will from Friday adhere to a curfew for the first time since the civil war ended in 1992, President Filipe Nyusi announced Thursday. The southern African nation’s decision to impose a 9:00 pm to 4:00 am curfew in the Great Maputo area — which includes the cities of Maputo, Matola, Marracuene and Boane — comes as the national health system buckles under rising infections. Mozambique has registered 42,488 positive cases
Thoughts and prayers alone won’t suffice”: Greenpeace Africa calls for coordinated climate action following cyclone Eloise
President Filipe Nyusi is set to embark on a trip (https://reut.rs/36ihVeh) to areas affected by Cyclone Eloise, as damages are being assessed in Mozambique and neighboring countries, after it struck three days ago. Greenpeace Apo “Thoughts and prayers alone won’t fix the climate crisis at the heart of the cyclone,” said Happy Khambule, Greenpeace Africa Senior Climate and Energy campaigner. “Extreme weather conditions will become more intense and its consequences for communities more severe, unless
At leat nine people have died after Tropical Cyclone Eloise hit Mozambique in Africa's southeast, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds of around 130 kilometres per hour. The victims died in the worst-hit port city of Beira, most of them killed by falling trees, authorities said on Saturday. The districts of Buzi and Nhamatanda are affected by severe flooding. Scroll to continue with content President Filipe Nyusi plans to travel to the area to be informed about the rescue work. Eloise made landfall near
South African Foreign Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor expressed frustration over the region’s failure to help Mozambique contain an escalating Islamist insurgency. The Southern African Development Community was due to hold a special summit this week in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital, to discuss its response to the insurgency, which has caused more than half a million people to flee their homes in the north of the country. The militants are also encroaching on a $20 billion natural gas project Total SE is building.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Militant attacks that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado province have created a humanitarian crisis, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. "What is happening is nothing short of a food security and nutritional crisis," WFP spokesman Tomson Phiri told a U.N. briefing. "This is a humanitarian disaster." The attacks have forced 570,000 people to flee, Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi said last month, saying he
Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has replaced the army’s top generals after intensifying jihadist attacks threatened a major natural gas plant in the country’s north. While the presidency did not give reasons for the military reshuffle, it may have been prompted by renewed attacks by an Islamist group in the northern Cabo Delgado province, site of the $20 billion construction project led by French energy giant Total. Slated to come online in 2024, the liquid natural gas (LNG) plant is the centrepiece
FILE PHOTO: Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi speaks with the press MAPUTO (Reuters) – Mozambique has applied to access COVID-19 vaccines through the global vaccine distribution scheme co-led by the World Health Organization, giving it the option to buy doses for at least 20% of its population, President Filipe Nyusi said on Wednesday. As a low income country, Mozambique qualifies for subsidised vaccines under the COVAX facility, which aims to make available 2 billion doses of safe and effective COVID-19
click to enlarge MAPUTO, Mozambique (Bloomberg) --Mozambique and Tanzania are strengthening their relations to fight cross-border terrorism ahead of a regional summit on the insurgency that threatens almost $60 billion of natural gas projects. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi traveled to Tanzania to hold talks with his counterpart John Magufuli ahead of a Southern African Development Community meeting next week that will seek to draft a regional response. The bloc failed to come up with specific strategies
The president of the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo), Ossufo Momade, on Tuesday called for “common sense” from the leader of the party’s dissident group, Mariano Nhongo, saying the group should stop its armed attacks in central Mozambique. “We continue to appeal to the common sense of Mariano Nhongo and his colleagues to stop the violence they have been perpetuating,” the leader of the largest opposition party said during a press conference in Maputo. The self-proclaimed Renamo Military Junta,
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi welcomed the progress that defence and security forces are making in combating the insurgents in Cabo Delgado but called for “maximum readiness” in the face of “enemy silence”. “There is a slight silence from the enemy, but we need to be at maximum readiness,” he said on Tuesday, quoted by Televisão de Moçambique. According to the President, the results of the government forces in the operational theatre of Cabo Delgado show a relative advance, but this should