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/ 21 April 2008

Campaign against Zim arms gains momentum

A campaign to prevent arms currently aboard a Chinese ship from reaching Zimbabwe gained momentum on Monday with trade unions calling on their counterparts not to allow the vessel to dock at any African port. The Congress of South African Trade Unions called for an international boycott of the vessel.

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/ 21 February 2008

Bottleneck at Mozambique border causes alarm

Inefficiency at one of the border posts between South Africa and Mozambique is a key constraint to accelerated growth of trade and investment between the two countries, the Maputo Corridor Links Initiative (MCLI) said on Thursday. MCLI chief operating officer Barbara Mommen said delays in the movement of cargo through the Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border post was costly

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/ 5 February 2008

Mozambique, Sasol to increase gas exports to SA

Fuels and petrochemicals group Sasol, along with the South African and Mozambique governments, will invest R1,1-billion to expand natural gas delivery to South Africa by 20%. The additional gas will be used under the first phase of Sasol’s planned 20% expansion of its synthetic fuel capacity at Secunda over the next eight years.

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/ 25 November 2007

Mozambique takes control of Cahora Bassa

Mozambique will finally take control this week of the biggest dam in sub-Saharan Africa, which had remained in Portuguese hands for more than three decades after the former colonial power’s departure. ”We are finally going to be able to use the dam to satisfy the energy needs of our country,” said President Armando Guebuza.

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/ 1 November 2007

SA-Mozambique pipeline fuels regional growth

Four years on, a Mozambique-South African gas pipeline is fuelling economic growth and regional cooperation in Southern Africa. It challenges Western assumptions of a natural-resources "curse" in Africa and offers evidence that the New Partnership for Africa’s Development is beginning to deliver on its promises.

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/ 26 October 2007

Mozambique sets five-year target to clear landmines

The Mozambican government set itself a new five-year target on Friday to remove all the landmines that still litter the country, 15 years after its long-running civil war. Luis Mondlane, a senior official in the national demining institute, said the government would need about -million to fund a new programme to get rid of all unexploded ordnance by 2012.