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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.

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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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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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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