Impacto do turismo / endangered species

10 April, 2006

Mail & Guardian (April 9) "People getting eaten by wild animals is only one side of the picture in post-war Mozambique — the tourist boom is threatening a number of endangered marine species with local extinction.

South African conservation organisations working in Mozambique are particularly worried about sea turtles and dugongs, large grey mammals which used to be called mermaids. "
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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.] Read the rest of this entry »

US props Mozambican police

9 April, 2006

I find this hilarious. US generosity at its best: 50 bikes to patrol Maputo's streets. US consul explains: "We are committed in helping transform the Mozambican police into a better trained force, that can better sustain the democratic institutions of the country". Right. Read the rest of this entry »

Quenians, crime, and bizarre stories

26 January, 2006

This is a weird story. A group of quenians suspected of planning to rob a bank is released from prison (Jan 5); a couple week laters they are expelled from Mozambique. Info is not very clear.

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“British look for gold and gas in Mozambique”…

26 January, 2006

“Pan African Resources” (UK) looks for gold in Manica Read the rest of this entry »

…and Brazil invests in Mozambican gas

26 January, 2006

Very complete article on gas production in Mozambique, Brazilian (Petrobras) investment in coal extraction and exportation. References to porto de nacala and railway line crossing Malawi . Read the rest of this entry »

2005: inflation rate by 14%

26 January, 2006

twice as much as the Government was expecting and 6 points above 2004 (9%) Read the rest of this entry »

500 mozambican miners died last year in South Africa

26 January, 2006

478 out of which from aids. Não são dados medicamentos antiretrovirais a estrangeiros sem acordo prévio entre os países de origem. Read the rest of this entry »

Mozambique work permits

26 January, 2006

very interesting story. Work permits in Mozambique: portuguese come first before any other nationality, with over 500 colective applications, about a third. However, we don’t know how many were actually allowes in. Some brief references to Mozambique policy regarding foreign work in the country. Read the rest of this entry »