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20 May 2017 description

Five cholera treatment centres installed in the most affected provinces have already been dismantled

MAPUTO, May 19 (Reuters) - Mozambique has declared an end to a cholera epidemic that was triggered by heavy rains and infected more than 2,000 people, a senior government official said on Friday.

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16 Feb 2017 description

The storm has brought heavy rain and winds, raising the risk of flooding and crop damage in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Tropical storm Dineo has killed seven people in Mozambique since it hit the eastern coast on Wednesday, the government's disaster centre said on Thursday.

The storm, has brought heavy rain and winds of up to 160 km an hour (100 mph), raising the risk of flooding and crop damage in the impoverished southern African country.

03 Jan 2017 description

Early last year, tens of thousands of Mozambicans fled across the border into Malawi to escape violence and alleged human rights abuses

  • Ceasefire extended till March 4 after call with president

  • Govt, rebels fighting over results of 2014 vote

  • Mozambique on verge of developing huge gas reserves

By Manuel Mucari

25 Jan 2016 description

Source: Reuters - Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:49 GMT

Author: Reuters

  • Refugees report government forces, opposition clashes

  • Around 3,500 Mozambicans refugees in Malawi camp

  • Security experts concerned violence could worsen

  • Unrest could deter investment in potential gas hub

By Joe Brock

KAPISE, Malawi, Jan 22 (Reuters) - When Mozambican troops hunting opposition fighters attacked his village this week, 10-year-old Wit Messenger turned and ran, leaving behind parents he may never see again.

30 Sep 2015 description

MAPUTO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - More than 20 people were killed in a shootout at the weekend between Mozambican forces and gunmen in a convoy carrying the leader of the main opposition party, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

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13 Jun 2014 description

MAPUTO, Mozambique (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Smallholder farmers in Mozambique are resisting experts’ efforts to get them to adopt hybrid varieties of maize, the main staple food, mainly because if the rains fail, hybrid maize crops are wiped out, they say.

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15 May 2014 description
  • Africa launches its first sovereign risk insurance pool

  • Fund targets drought-prone countries first

  • Climate change seen major risk to Africa

By Wendell Roelf

CAPE TOWN, May 15 (Reuters) - In the 1980s images of skeletal Ethiopian babies and their parents, dying from hunger during a devastating famine, helped galvanize global humanitarian and financial aid to drought-ravaged African countries.

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07 Aug 2013 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 6 Aug 2013 11:17 AM
Author: Charles Mangwiro

CHOKWE, Mozambique (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The road from Xai Xai to Chókwè, in southern Mozambique's Gaza Province, is still scarred by January’s floods, which left more than 70 people dead and hundreds of others homeless and impoverished.

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09 Oct 2012 description

Tue, 9 Oct 2012 00:01 GMT

By Alister Doyle

OSLO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Wheat production in sub-Saharan Africa is at only 10 to 25 percent of its potential and nations can easily grow more to limit hunger, price shocks and political instability, a study showed on Tuesday.

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10 Apr 2012 description

By Lesley Wroughton

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Leaders of the world's industrial powers should commit to boost agriculture investments in poor countries and end hunger and malnutrition among the poor when they meet outside Washington in May, a group co-founded by anti-poverty campaigners and rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof said on Tuesday.

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24 Jan 2012 description

24 Jan 2012 14:47 Source: Reuters // Reuters

MAPUTO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - At least 25 people have been killed and thousands displaced by flooding in Mozambique, a government official said on Tuesday, but industry sources said coal exports have not been affected.

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28 Nov 2011 description

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Southern African countries, hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, are likely to be most affected over the next three years as funding from one of the world's biggest donors dries up, a coalition of AIDS activists said on Monday.

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30 Mar 2011 description
  • Food, fuel prices to rise from April

    * Food parcels for the poor from August

    * Govt wants to avoid north Africa-type protests

    By Charles Mangwiro

    MAPUTO, March 30 (Reuters) - Mozambique will raise food and fuel prices from April but subsidise food for 2 million poor, to avoid the sort of protests that have rocked North Africa and the Middle East, a government official said on Wednesday.

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17 Jan 2011 description
  • Army on stand-by to evacuate people

    * High alert for disaster teams

    * Thousands of homes ruined in Mozambique

    (Adds new details, higher death toll)

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Floods have killed or left missing at least 40 people in South Africa and wrecked thousands of homes in neighbouring Mozambique, officials said on Monday. Heavy rains from late December through most of January have unleashed floods in the two countries.

19 Oct 2010 description

19 Oct 2010 23:01:06 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Bangladesh, India, Madagascar most at risk-Maplecroft

* Nordic region least vulnerable to global warming

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent

OSLO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Bangladesh and India are the countries most vulnerable to climate change, according to an index on Wednesday that rates the Nordic region least at risk.

British consultancy Maplecroft said its rankings showed that several "big economies of the future" in Asia were among those facing the biggest risks from global warming in the next 30 years as were …

06 Sep 2010 description

06 Sep 2010 10:08:57 GMT

* Soaring bread, wheat prices trigger unrest

* Investor sentiment seen unfazed

MAPUTO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Almost 150 people have been arrested in Mozambique in the wake of riots last week over soaring bread prices in which 10 people were killed, the country's state-run radio reported on Monday.

It quoted police spokesman Joaquim Selemane as saying police were attempting to identify the ringleaders of the protests, which were organized by cell phone text messages and which left hundreds of people injured.

He told the broadcaster that 142 …

03 Sep 2010 description

03 Sep 2010 15:27:18 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Export ban plan adds volatility, but supplies still solid

* FAO calls for experts meeting to review market situation

* Riots resume in Mozambique

* Licht cuts 2010/11 world wheat crop estimate

(Updates with Mozambique news, fresh cut in world crop view)

By Svetlana Kovalyova

MILAN, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Russia's plan to extend its grain export ban destabilises markets but does not bring closer a repeat of the 2007/2008 food crisis, a senior UN economist said on Friday as new protests flared in Mozambique after food …

03 Sep 2010 description

03 Sep 2010 08:35:21 GMT

* Damages estimated at $3.3 million

* Seven killed, 288 injured in riots

* Rights group criticises government

By Charles Mangwiro

MAPUTO, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Mozambique's capital Maputo got back to work on Friday after two days of rioting, triggered by a sharp hike in bread prices, which the government said left seven dead, 288 injured and millions of dollars of damage.

Buses resumed normal service and people returned to their jobs, walking along streets strewn with debris, burnt tyres, broken electricity poles and garbage from looted …

03 Sep 2010 description

03 Sep 2010 18:17:55 GMT

Source: Reuters

* New outbreaks of violence, police fire rubber bullets

* Riots spread to central Mozambique

* Ten killed, 443 injured in riots, health ministry says

* Damage estimated at $3.3 million

By Charles Mangwiro

MAPUTO, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Mozambique police fired rubber bullets and teargas at demonstrators on Friday as rioting flared in the capital following two days of protests over high bread prices in which ten people were killed and hundreds wounded.

A 30 percent rise in the price of bread has caused widespread anger in one of …

02 Sep 2010 description

02 Sep 2010 14:12:29 GMT

- Cabinet holds emergency sitting, army deployed

- Protests against drastic rise in bread prices

- Seven killed, 280 injured in riots

- Government says increases won't be reversed

(Adds government comment on price hikes)

By Charles Mangwiro

MAPUTO, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Mozambique's government deployed troops to clear barricades in the capital as angry protesters blocked roads and looted shops on Thursday, the second day of riots caused by soaring bread prices.

The cabinet held an emergency session and appealed for calm, and cabinet …