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The Mozambique peace deal that is ‘here to stay’

On Thursday the much talked about peace deal between the government and the opposition in Mozambique was signed. The country’s President Filipe Nyusi and the leader of the main opposition party Renamo signed the deal which is said to be a permanent ceasefire agreement. It is meant to put an end to years of fighting that led to the death of over 1 million people. Feuding factions fought on opposing sides during a 16-year civil war until a ceasefire in 1992. But fighting has still be ongoing since 1992 requiring…

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Mozambique beer poisoning deaths rise to 69

Homemade beer is popular in many African countries, as seen here in South Africa   The number of people killed after drinking a “poisoned” homemade beer in Mozambique has risen to 69, state radio has reported. The beer, usually made from millet, may have been contaminated with crocodile bile, a health official said. A toddler was among those killed after apparently drinking the beer at a funeral in Tete province on Saturday. An official said it was the worst such tragedy to hit Mozambique, with 39 people still being treated…

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Moçambique: Why has Renamo gone back to the bush?

Renamo Going back to fight old warsThe former rebel movement has renounced the peace deal it signed to end the war in 1992 and has issued a raft of demands to the government, raising fears of resumption of the war. But RENAMO’s problem is its failure to transofrm from a rebel group to a regular political party. FRELIMO is also to blame

Mozambique has just undergone its fourth municipal elections. With the Resistência Nacional de Moçambique (RENAMO) reiterating its strategy of not participating and its leader Alfonso Dhlakama retreating to the bush, the 20 November election preliminary results have so far given enormous advantage to the ruling party – Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) – and shown a notable expansion of the Movimento Democrático de Moçambique (MDM) influence. Out of the 52 local municipalities in the election FRELIMO is leading in 49. Apart from Beira under its control since 2008,

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George Soros Invest Millions in Food Security and Clean Cooking Venture in Mozambique

George SorosFunding for CleanStar Mozambique benefits smallholder farmers and the environment, creates jobs, and protects families from indoor air pollution

JOHANNESBURG – September 19, 2012 –To increase food security in Africa and stem the disastrous human and environmental costs of indoor cooking with charcoal, the Soros Economic Development Fund and the Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries today announced investments of nearly $9 million in CleanStar Mozambique, with the option to invest more in potential pan-African expansion.


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