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The natural resource curse in Cabo Delgado

A humanitarian crisis looms as a violent insurgency continues to sweep over northern Mozambique. As many flee to safety, the question remains: who, or what, fuels the fire?

Kidnappings shake Mozambique’s business community

Impunity for the perpetrators has analysts worried that the trend of kidnapping businesspeople in Mozambique may grow

Press freedom group condemns attempted kidnapping of Mozambican editor

One of Mozambique’s most senior journalists escaped a kidnapping attempt in Maputo on New Year’s Eve. Matias Guente, the executive editor of Canal de Moçambique,...

Mozambique rivals sign peace deal

The leaders of Renamo and Frelimo hail the ‘new era’ ending clashes between the two since 2013

Verwoerd’s assassin a complex ‘hero’

Dimitri Tsafendas, the man who killed the architect of apartheid, was an enigmatic ‘revolutionary’ with a ‘deep social conscience’

Following ‘Black Matter’ on roads less travelled

Border-hopping Fifi the Raiblaster and Mr Freddy experience the lows and highs that disparate audiences can bring

Welcome to our Maputo

The capital city of Mozambique is steeped in history, cool music, vibey clubs, great seafood and local beer

Mozambique is being punished for its hidden guarantees to parastatals

Despite the country’s emerging debt debacle, its gas reserves are cooking.

Maputo is where it is happening

It is within easy reach of many South Africans and offers a fantastic other kind of experience.

Maputo: A rich culture is the best currency

Infrastructure is abysmal in Maputo, toilets stink, events start late but the cultural scene is lively and diverse, writes Mercedes Sayagues.

Weekend getaway: Hotel Cardoso, Maputo

Less than two decades ago, Maputo was war-torn and struggling to survive. Today it is one of Southern Africa’s hippest cities.

The magic of Maputo

Mara Kardas-Nelson ate and drank and walked her way through a gloriously hot, sticky and beautifully unhurried mess.

SADC should sweat the small stuff

The SADC summit in Maputo, Mozambique, this month will consider approving the regional infrastructure development master plan.

Maputo palace back in the love business

Mozambique's long-cherished special place for weddings has had a respectable makeover and the capital's residents are overjoyed.

Mozambique, a budding narco-state?

Mozambicans see Mohamed Bachir Suleman's glitzy shopping mall as a symbol of a modern future for their impoverished country.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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