- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
In the absence of basic sanitation, life in rural Mozambique during the dry season involves a relentless cycle of arduous journeys to collect water unfit for drinking. The struggle for survival, which affects young and old alike, puts those affected at risk of disease and leaves little time for anything else
So far this year, at least 140 million people across 37 countries have been left in need of humanitarian aid. But most of them will not get it
As southern Africa grapples with devastating drought, maize fields lie empty, the soil is like sand and water must be shared between cattle and people
It rained in Mbalavala two weeks ago. The clouds built up from the south, a shower cleared the dusty air, but then, cruelly, it stopped after an hour. For a moment, the 120 families who live in the southern Mozambican village thought their two-year drought was ending.
Despite overwhelming evidence that a stitch in time saves nine, aid spending on prevention and preparedness remains tiny
Landmine-detecting rats weigh as much as a domestic cat and are light enough to cross terrain without triggering explosives
A small army of landmine-detecting rats is to be redeployed in Mozambique in a push to meet a deadline to have the country declared free of mines this year.
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As fighting erupts between government and rebel forces international pressure is needed to protect political and economic gains
Tomás Queface in Maputo
Guardian Professional, Monday 16 December 2013 12.50 GMT
In 2012, Mozambique appeared on the list of the 50 most peaceful countries in the world in a report published by UK organisation Global Peace Index.
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In the constant fight between microbes and people, attempts to rein in the malarial parasite have just taken an interesting turn. On Thursday the founder of Amyris Biotech triumphantly announced production of 70m doses of the anti-malarial compound artemisinin. This sounds like good news for poor people but may be a step backwards – the start of a new hi-tech assault on farmers.
Mozambique is using new technology to improve diagnosis and treatment for people living with HIV
The Polana Caniço health facility, which treats more than 200,000 patients each year, is in a densely populated area in Mozambique's capital, Maputo. It's early morning and the hospital is already filling up with patients, mostly mothers with young children. However, there are also students here for training on how to use new equipment that will provide critical feedback to patients with HIV – 11.5% of 15- to 49-year-olds in Mozambique.
With limited storage and lengthy lead times denying access to vital drugs, can a new public-private initiative make a difference?
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By Mark Tran
Report finds discovery of oil and mineral resources doing little to improve prospects for poor people, whose lot may even worsen
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Resource-rich countries have, on average, done poorly but progress is possible if they get economic and political support
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With rural poverty rising, Mozambique must choose between the contrasting G8 and Africa Progress Panel development models
Mozambique is a development paradox. Rural poverty is increasing despite high growth rates and billions of dollars in aid. Now the country has been targeted by two contrasting models of agricultural development. The Barack Obama model was backed by the G8 in Washington in May, while the Kofi Annan model was proposed by the Africa Progress Panel (APP). Which works better for the poor?
Wapsala collective's self-sufficiency drive aims to ease the chronic malnutrition that affects 44% of the under-fives
Simon Tisdall in Matimbine
In England, it would be called a farmers' market. In Matimbine, in the parched, sandy, semi-desert of Mozambique's undulating coastal lowlands, it might be called a miracle.
Plight of Mozambican family forced to use boiled wood shavings for food highlights problem of chronic malnourishment
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