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Mozambique: 'Hidden debt' trial exposes depth of corruption

September 02, 2021 10:11 pm

A corruption scandal has shaken Mozambique to the core and turned it into an international pariah. This week, legal proceedings against 19 defendants have kicked off. But are the real culprits on trial?

Mozambique's extremist violence poses threat for neighbors

March 31, 2021 1:54 pm

In just three years, an Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique has killed an estimated 2,600 people. Last week's attack on the town of Palma, which lasted days, should concern neighboring countries, experts say.

Islamic extremists in Mozambique blamed for mass beheadings

November 12, 2020 9:00 am

The killings mark a bloody turn in the three-year insurgency in Cabo Delgado province, prompting condemnations from the United Nations secretary-general and the presidents of France and Zimbabwe.

Mozambique police: Islamists behead 50 people in troubled province

November 10, 2020 12:59 pm

Militant Islamists have decapitated more than 50 people in Cabo Delgado province in the north of Mozambique, police say. The militants have been carrying out brutal attacks in the province since 2017.

Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique after lashing Comoros

April 26, 2019 7:34 am

Mozambican officials said on Wednesday more than 680,000 people were at risk from the latest storm. There were concerns that five rivers and coastal waterways could burst their banks, leading to severe flooding.

Cyclone Idai ravages three African nations; death toll rises to 847

April 07, 2019 9:04 pm

As of Sunday, at least 847 people had been reported killed by the storm, the flooding it caused and heavy rains before it hit.

Cyclone Idai deaths could exceed 1000 as need for aid grows

March 22, 2019 3:14 pm

The number of deaths could be beyond the 1,000 predicted by the country's president earlier this week, said Elhadj As Sy, the secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Mozambique cyclone: Rescue teams race to save hundreds trapped in floods

March 21, 2019 9:49 am

Cyclone Idai lashed Beira with winds of up to 170 km per hour last Thursday, then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi, flattening buildings and putting the lives of millions at risk. At least 200 people have died in Mozambique and 98 in Zimbabwe

Mozambique: Over 200 dead in after Cyclone Idai, millions hit

March 20, 2019 7:10 am

Rescue crews were still struggling to reach victims five days later, while aid groups said many survivors were trapped in remote areas, surrounded by wrecked roads, flattened buildings and submerged villages. The Red Cross said at least 400,000 people had been made homeless in central Mozambique alone.

Over 1,000 feared dead after Cyclone Idai slams into Mozambique

March 20, 2019 12:59 pm

Mozambique's president says more than 1,000 people are feared dead four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters.


Mozambique: More than 1 lakh at risk after second cyclone in 6 weeks

April 29, 2019 4:06 pm

Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction. One death has been confirmed so far and 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead.

Cholera vaccination campaign kicks off in cyclone-ravaged Mozambique

April 04, 2019 9:47 pm

A cholera vaccination campaign is kicking off to reach nearly 900,000 cyclone survivors in Mozambique as officials rush to contain an outbreak of the disease, The Associated Press reported.

Cyclone Idai claims more than 1,000 lives in Zimbabwe, Mozambique

March 22, 2019 6:58 am

The cyclone hit land near Beira on Thursday and moved inland throughout the weekend, leaving heavy rains in its trail on Tuesday. More rural areas remained unaccessible.