Charles Mangwiro

Troops clear barricades as Mozambique riots persist

Mozambique's government deployed troops to clear barricades in the capital as angry protesters blocked roads and looted shops on Thursday.

Deadly Mozambique riots enter second day

Demonstrators blocked roads with burning tyres and looted shops in Maputo on Thursday as riots sparked by soaring bread prices entered a second day.

Children shot dead in Mozambique riots

At least two children have been shot dead in clashes between police and rioters in and around Maputo on Wednesday in rallies over rising prices.

Mozambique opposition party demands fresh election

Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, on Tuesday rejected the election victory of President Armando Guebuza, saying a fresh poll must be held.

Mozambicans vote, Frelimo expected to win majority

Mozambicans voted in presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections on Wednesday, with President Armando Guebuza expected to retain power.

Madagascar rivals fail to settle power share-out

Crisis talks collapsed on Friday as Madagascar's rivals failed to agree who should hold key posts in a transition government.

Madagascar’s ex-leader rejects Rajoelina

Madagascar's ex-leader Marc Ravalomanana refused to accept Andry Rajoelina's nomination as president of a new transitional government.

Mozambique, SA to build $620m fuel pipeline

A Mozambican and South African consortium, Petroline Holdings, plans to start building a -million oil pipeline linking Johannesburg to Maputo.

Mozambique’s Frelimo picks Guebuza for 2009 poll

Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party on Sunday re-nominated sitting President Armando Guebuza as its candidate for the 2009 presidential election.

Zim pays back $650 000 to ADB

Zimbabwe has paid back  000 in arrears to the African Development Bank (ADB), despite vast economic problems at home, as part of efforts to meet commitments to donors, the bank said on Monday. ''Zimbabwe has in all paid  000 to the bank group despite numerous economic challenges,'' the bank said.

World Bank upbeat on Mozambique’s economy

Mozambique's target of 8% economic growth this year is realistic despite floods and cyclones which hit the country this year, a World Bank official said. The World Bank's Mozambique director Michael Baxter also said inflation, which stood at 8,4% in 2007, could be kept in single digits in 2008.

Zim arms ship heads for Angola, says Mozambique

A Chinese ship carrying arms to Zimbabwe, which was turned away from South Africa, is heading to Angola in hopes of docking there, the transport minister of Mozambique said on Saturday. The ship left South African waters on Friday after a court refused to allow the weapons to be transported across South Africa.

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