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04 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

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

18 Feb 2016 description
report The Guardian

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.

17 Jul 2014 description
report The Guardian

Despite overwhelming evidence that a stitch in time saves nine, aid spending on prevention and preparedness remains tiny

22 Jan 2014 description
report The Guardian

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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19 Dec 2013 description
report The Guardian

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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15 Apr 2013 description
report The Guardian

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.

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21 Mar 2013 description
report The Guardian

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.

19 Mar 2013 description
report The Guardian

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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05 Oct 2012 description
report The Guardian

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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07 Aug 2012 description
report The Guardian

Resource-rich countries have, on average, done poorly but progress is possible if they get economic and political support

Read the Economics Blog by Joseph Stiglitz

31 Jul 2012 description
report The Guardian

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?

04 Jun 2012 description
report The Guardian

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.

16 May 2012 description
report The Guardian

Plight of Mozambican family forced to use boiled wood shavings for food highlights problem of chronic malnourishment

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