Despite ongoing peace talks, Mozambique's government has blamed revived rebel movement Renamo for an attack on a strategically important railway line.
As Mozambicans prepare to cast their ballots in local elections, there have been concerns that an upsurge in political violence will affect voting.
Mozambique has proclaimed a new 350 000-hectare game park in the northern province of Tete, where 60% of land has already been set aside for mining.
Mozambique is registering voters for upcoming polls, but the main opposition is threatening a boycott after a feud with government led to violence.
As Mozambique struggles to recover from the worst flooding in over a decade, aid agencies are pioneering the use of mobile phones to distribute aid.
Mozambique authorities have started evacuations in the flood-struck south where 55 000 people are said to be in danger from rising water levels.
Swaziland may be forced to devalue its currency unless the crisis-hit Southern African kingdom can urgently cut government spending.