Activists describe Mozambique as a tolerant society but say LGBT people still face a long struggle for full equality.
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström is not afraid to rock the international relations boat if the need arises.
Some Mozambicans suspect that the shooting of outspoken academic Gilles Cistac was politically motivated.
Cistac reportedly said calls by Renamo for greater autonomy for the north and centre of the country could be justified under the constitution.
Artisanal miners' associations aren't always popular but they do help cut pollution and rehabilitate land.
The pact between Pretoria and Portugal over the hydroelectric dam helped the apartheid state extend its empire's tentacles, say researchers.
The floods have killed 117 people, up from at least 84 dead a week ago, according to Mozambique's deputy health minister.
Aid is desperately needed in Malawi and Mozambique following flash floods, which have destroyed vast tracts of crops and left hundreds of thousands homeless.
Afonso Dhlakama demands that a caretaker government be put in place to reform the electoral institutions.
The vessel has looted millions of rands' worth of fish in a decade-long onslaught on the ocean.
The new law specifies that abortions will have to be carried out in recognised and designated health centres by qualified practitioners.
Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party is likely to sweep hard-fought elections, according to first results and unofficial projections.
Infrastructure is abysmal in Maputo, toilets stink, events start late but the cultural scene is lively and diverse, writes Mercedes Sayagues.
Wired for Sound is a mobile musical machine. Its pilot project resulted in a 17-track album, a framework to support community radio.
The Mozambique Democratic Movement says it will offer voters a non-violent alternative as the country heads to the polls.
With the ruling party's first post-colonial candidate on the ballot, and up and coming opposition, Mozambique is gearing up for a key election.
After an electoral overhaul, Renamo's Afonso Dhlakama is confident that the upcoming presidential election will be the first with credibility.
Despite support waning drastically, former rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama is pulling the numbers in the Mozambique presidential election campaign.
A year-long investigation has exposed official complicity in slaughter for the ivory trade.