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Mozambique: Inquiry confirms forced prostitution in prisons

– – An inquiry in Mozambique has confirmed reports of forced prostitution in a women’s prison. Last month Anti-corruption organisation the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP) revealed that female prisoners in the country were being forced into prostitution by staff of prison facilities. The group said for years prisoners from Ndlavela Women’s Penitentiary in the capital, Maputo, have been taken to nearby guest houses to work as prostitutes for wealthy clients. These details were revealed by investigative undercover journalists who also spoke to current and former inmates forced to have sex several…

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Mozambique’s female inmates forced into prostitution by prison staff

– – Female prisoners in Mozambique are being forced into prostitution by staff of prison facilities, according to Anti-corruption organisation the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP). The group said for years prisoners from Ndlavela Women’s Penitentiary in the capital, Maputo, have been taken to nearby guest houses to work as prostitutes for wealthy clients. These details were revealed by investigative undercover journalists who also spoke to current and former inmates forced to have sex several times a week. According to the victims refusing to comply results in beatings or punishment…

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Mozambique: Looking to its past for lasting peace

– – The government of Mozambique has taken many approaches to end conflict and encourage economic development in the past fifty years. Colonial independence, nationalization, villagization, and Marxism were all tried, with accompanying political upheavals, civil war, and massacres. Peace and economic stability was finally reached in the 1990’s, under the newly elected democratic government. Former Mozambique President Joaquim Alberto Chissano credited the sustained peace and resulting economic development to the implementation of Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) under the Mozambique military and police. IDT is a brain based technology which…

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Islamist militants in Mozambique behead children

– – Islamist militants in Mozambique are reportedly beheading children in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. Aid agency Save the Children which made the revelation in a report saying some of the children are as young as 11. Save the Children released the report after engaging displaced families who reported gruesome scenes. More than 2,500 people have been killed and 700,000 have fled their homes since an Islamist insurgency began in 2017. One mother told the aid agency that she witnessed the murder of her 12-year-old son whilst hiding with her…

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Mozambique: Family of 25 dies after eating meal from wild plants

– – 35 people have died in Mozambique’s northern Muecate district after reportedly eating meal prepared from wild plants and fruits. According to authorities, twenty five of the victims come from the same family. Officials in Mozambique say people eating wild fruits, tubers and even wild grass have been reported recently in the region. The state television, TVM, reported that some residents have been grinding wild grass to cook a local meal called xima. Xima is a traditional Mozambican porridge, usually made from maize flour. – – There are reports…

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More than 50 people decapitated in Mozambique

– – The Mozambican government is calling for international support to deal with the latest wave of insurgency attacks. It follows the reported killing of more than 50 people by Islamist militants in Northern Mozambique. Reports say the militants turned a football pitch into an “execution ground”, where they decapitated and chopped bodies. The state media is also reporting that several people have also beheaded in another village. The latest attack is aimed at curbing the resistance from villagers. – – The militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group…

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Mozambique President is Africa Oil & Power’s “Person of the Year”

– – Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique has been selected as Africa Oil & Power’s “Person of the Year” for 2020 by Africa Oil & Power. This prestigious award is presented to exceptional individuals who display true leadership and innovative thinking in steering their countries or organizations to the forefront of the global energy sector. President Nyusi has been at the helm of Mozambique’s energy sector during its many recent successes, including several multibillion gas projects which are now in development in this Southern African country. These natural gas projects,…

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Mozambique: Partial results put Nyusi and ruling party ahead

Partial results from Mozambique’s general election put President Filipe Nyusi and his ruling Frelimo party ahead. The results were released on Friday by the National Electoral Commission (CNE). Nyusi’s Frelimo party prior to the voting was widely expected to prolong its hold of power in Mozambique. The party has ruled the southern African nation for 44 years since independence in 1975. The CNE’s running website tally showed that Nyusi won 75% of the 830,000 votes counted so far with just 6% of the country’s 13 million registered voters – in…

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Mozambique: Polls open in crucial presidential election

Voting began on Tuesday in Mozambique where voters are electing a new president and other local officials. Four candidates are contesting the presidency but 26 parties and other coalitions are seeking control in legislative and provincial elections. Incumbent President, Filipe Nyusi is seeking re-election and is expected to win to prolong his Frelimo party rule in Mozambique since independence in 1975. He won his first presidential term in the 2014 elections. President Filipe Nyusi who has already cast his ballot has asked citizens, to refrain from violence. President Nyusi has…

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Mozambique: Campaigns end ahead of Tuesday’s elections

Campaigning has ended in Mozambique ahead of crucial presidential, legislative and provincial elections on Tuesday. Four candidates are contesting the presidency but 26 parties and other coalitions are seeking control in legislative and provincial elections. Six opposition parties have also signed a cooperation pact to prevent electoral fraud. These parties are Renamo, MDM, New Democracy, Amusi, Podemos, and the Ecologists. Candidates for presidency Filipe Nyusi who is 60 years is the incumbent President seeking a second term to prolong his Frelimo party rule in Mozambique since independence in 1975. He…

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