Archive for the ‘floods / cheias’ Category

Railway Nacala – Malawi back on track

20 April, 2006

"Rail traffic resumes in Mozambique's northern corridor"  

Maputo – Railway traffic between the northern Mozambican port of Nacala and landlocked Malawi has resumed, albeit two days later than expected, said railway officials.

The traffic had been suspended due to torrential rains on 9 March, which created a large crater between the stations of Malema and Nataleia, 421 km from Nacala. (more…)


Zimbabweans die in search for gold

9 April, 2006

Another messy story of Zimbabwe-Mozambique border. This time, about 30 gold panners died in Sussundenga, near Msapa river, due to mudslides that followed torrential rains. These 30 Zimbabweans were part of a group of about 300 men.

[chuvas torrenciais em Mocambique provocam a morte de 30 prospectores de ouro do Zimbabue.] (more…)

Floods in Mozambique: update (cheias em Moçambique – actualização)

7 January, 2006

3 Jan: At least 8 die in Mozambique rainstorms (Reuters)

At least eight people died after heavy rain swept Mozambique and left about 1,700 families homeless, destroying roads and other infrastructure, a disaster management official said on Tuesday.

Radio Mozambique said 13 people had died in rainstorms over the last week in the central and northern regions of the country but disaster authorities contacted by Reuters could only confirm eight deaths. Officials were watching water levels in Mozambique’s major rivers after the Pungue river rose to 6.27 metres, just below the 7-metre flood alarm level, Mozambique Disaster Management spokesman Rogerio Manguele said.

31 Dec: Heavy rains continue in central mozambique (

Torrential rains are continuing in central Mozambique and have isolated the districts of Buzi and Chemba from the rest of the country, Radio Mozambique reported on Friday.

The road from the town of Buzi to Tica, on the Beira- Zimbabwe highway, is impassable – and indeed the Beira-Zimbabwe road itself is under threat.