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Photos: Pope Francis visits Mozambique

Pope Francis on Thursday spent most of the day during his visit to Mozambique urging citizens there to nurture peace to make it last. The pontiff spent time with warring factions in the Southern African country where a recent peace accord was signed to formally end years of civil war. The Pope said to the gathering that “Peace must be the norm and reconciliation the best way to face the country’s difficulties,”. Peace was like “a delicate flower”, according to the Pope who said it has struggled to blossom on…

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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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David Malpass for World Bank top job Africa OP-ED 

Mixed news for Africa in Trump’s pick at World Bank

from TRACEY IRVING in Washington, USA WASHINGTON – A KEY player from Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign is set to head the World Bank. Mr Trump has selected US treasury official David Malpass for the role after the surprise resignation last month of bank president Jim Jong Kim. As largest shareholder and the main funder, Washington’s choice for the job gets the nod, though in theory it’s up to the bank’s board. The Korean-born Dr Kim was appointed by Barack Obama in 2012 and quickly imposed a ban on lending for projects using coal.…

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100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Young African leaders debate and propose solutions to challenges facing Southern Africa

JOHANNESBURG, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/Asianet-Pakistan — More than 100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 7 – 8 to identify solutions to tough challenges in communities throughout the region by tapping youth innovation and leadership. Young African leaders from 14 countries, including Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe attended the Southern Africa Regional Conference as part of the U.S. government’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Please follow and like us:

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Tobacco Farming in Malawi Green Tech Health Advice Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Efforts of the Tobacco Industry in Southern Africa to Support Sustainability

The production and consumption of tobacco and tobacco products are firmly in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regulatory crosshairs and with good reason; however, this is not likely to prevent people from smoking. While the WHO is welcome to put forward arguments and provide evidence on the dangers of exposure to tobacco smoke and use of tobacco products, it remains an individual decision to smoke or not to smoke in a free world. Furthermore, we must concede that tobacco farming is an important industry in many parts of the world,…

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Vincent Wandale OP-ED 

Malawian Wandale seeks despised ICC intervention over conviction

BLANTYRE:-The self-acclaimed supreme leader of Peoples Land Organization (PLO) leader Vincent Wandale says will seek International Criminal Court (ICC)s intervention following his conviction on Thursday. Blantyre Senior resident magistrate Thokozani Soko convicted Wandale on three accounts of conspiracy to commit misdemeanor, unauthorized use of land and criminal trespass. Please follow and like us:

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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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Memorial service held for Patrick Karegeya the former Rwandan spy chief

Patrick KaregeyaThe family of a former Rwandan intelligence chief found dead in a Johannesburg hotel held a memorial service for the ex-spymaster turned critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

Patrick Karegeya’s family and colleagues in an opposition coalition accuse Kagame of ordering his assassination. A week ago, Rwanda’s foreign minister said her government had no sympathy for the slain former spy chief. He had a falling out with the country’s president. Rwanda’s prime minister also warned at the time that betraying one’s country brought consequences.

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Why America and Europe will work behind the scene to have Joyce Banda elected

Joyce BandaSoon after independence in 1975, the country of Mozambique was plunged into a protracted civil war pitting the ruling FRELIMO party against the RENAMO rebels.

RENAMO fighters will always be remembered as some of the most brutal fighters Africa has ever seen. In the later 1980s a woman refugee crossed into Mulanje district. Her story was particularly distressing.

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Rio Tinto Responds to critical Reports on its Practices in Mozambique Coal Fields

Rio Tinto coal project in MozambiqueJOHANNEBSURG, June 4 – In a welcome move, the Anglo-Australian mining giant, Rio Tinto, has responded to a recent report from the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) entitledCoal versus Communities in Mozambique: Exposing poor practices by VALE and Rio Tinto, which highlighted a number of serious concerns about the resettlement programme and treatment of local communities by Rio Tinto and VALE in relation to their vast new coal mines in Tete province in central Mozambique.

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