Mozambique
  • Mozambique: Transformation of small-scale farm industry results in promising rice crop production (A feature by AfDB)
    19 january 2019 07:10:50
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Locally-grown rice and vegetables are flourishing in Mozambique’s Massangena district, a testament to the success of an agriculture and rural development project that has brought massive dividends to inhabitants of the traditional farming region, once seen as semi-arid. Full text...
  • Mauritius, Mozambique sign MoU on tourism
    18 january 2019 19:26:33
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius and Mozambique will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of tourism, a PANA correspondent reported from Port-Louis, quoting an official communiqué issued Friday. Full text...
  • Mozambican president to be chief guest at anniversary of abolition of slavery in Mauritius
    12 january 2019 15:01:26
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi would be the Chief Guest at activities to mark the 184th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius to be commemorated on 1 February.Full text...
  • Rights body demands release of detained Mozambican journalist
    10 january 2019 15:47:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Amnesty International has called on the Mozambican authorities to immediately release journalist Amade Abubacar from arbitrary detention by military forces and end the escalating crackdown on media practioners.Full text...
  • South Africa probes Mozambique terror link
    02 january 2019 06:44:14
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has asked local authorities to probe claims that a South African national is a member of a jihadist group operating in neighbouring Mozambique. Full text...
  • Rights group accuses Mozambique security forces of abusing suspected insurgents
    04 december 2018 05:55:33
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – An international human rights group has accused the Mozambique security forces of being implicated in serious abuses while fighting an armed Islamist group in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. Full text...
  • Mozambique prepares comprehensive diagnostic of governance and corruption challenges
    21 november 2018 20:26:13
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team on Wednesday concluded a two-week visit to Mozambique welcoming the Government’s strong commitment to buttress macroeconomic stability through fiscal consolidation, tight monetary and financial policies, and the adoption of reforms to improve the business environment as well as governance and transparency. Full text...
  • WHO, partners launch new country-led response to revive stalled malaria control efforts
    19 november 2018 14:39:11
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. Full text...
  • Mozambique presents nearly 30 projects to AIF for development
    23 september 2018 11:17:12
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Investors and members of Mozambique’s business and financial community have presented nearly 30 development projects to the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), the African Development Bank’s new transactional platform for mobilizing investments in the continent.Full text...
  • Island of Mozambique hosts int'l Colloquium on memories of Slavery
    22 august 2018 14:51:23
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - A four-day international colloquium, organized by UNESCO and partners on the "Memories of Slavery on the Island of Mozambique: History, Resistance, Liberty and Heritage", is ongoing in the African nation. Full text...
  • Rights group blasts Mozambique for exorbitant accreditation fees for journalists
    14 august 2018 19:43:34
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Amnesty International on Tuesday blasted the Mozambican authorities for approving exorbitant media accreditation fees describing it as an assault on freedom of the press and a blatant attempt to clamp down on journalists. Full text...
  • IMF team underlines prudent spending projections in Mozambique’s budget
    04 august 2018 06:32:47
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) – Realistic macroeconomic assumptions as well as prudent revenue and spending projections should underpin Mozambique’s preparations for the 2019 budget, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team has recommended after taking stock of the country’s recent macroeconomic developments. Full text...
  • AfDB, IFAD collaborate to help Mozambique build knowledge on climate finance
    26 july 2018 16:26:37
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have agreed to collaborate to help Mozambique build knowledge on climate finance and Natural Capital Full text...
  • Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi ends 3-day visit to Rwanda
    21 july 2018 12:04:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, on Saturday concluded a state visit to Rwanda, during which he and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, agreed to set up strategic partnership based on mutual benefit and the two countries' support for Agenda 2063 of the African Union (AU) and efforts to promote continental integration. Full text...
  • Rwanda, Mozambique set up strategic partnership in 5 areas of bilateral cooperation
    20 july 2018 16:13:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda and Mozambique on Friday agreed to elevate their ties to the level of a strategic partnership, focusing on 5 key areas of cooperation - the establishment of a joint permanent commission, exemption of visa requirements for diplomatic and service passport holders, air services, science and technology, higher education and professional training. Full text...
  • Visiting Mozambican President pays tribute to victims of Genocide in Rwanda
    20 july 2018 13:59:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The visiting Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, on Friday paid tribute to the 1994 Tutsi Genocide victims at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi, where over 250,000 victims are laid to rest. Full text...
  • Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi visits Special Economic Zone in Rwanda
    19 july 2018 20:28:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The visiting Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, is looking to emulate Rwanda in the establishment of a Special Economic Zone with a view to attracting foreign direct investment to his country, an official source revealed Thursday in Kigali. Full text...
  • Rwanda, Mozambique sign MoU on capacity building
    19 july 2018 15:15:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda and Mozambique on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mutual capacity to meet challenges faced by the people in areas of globalization and stiff economic competitiveness, a diplomatic source revealed in Kigali. Full text...
  • Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi arrives in Rwanda on 3-day state visit
    19 july 2018 13:19:43
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, arrived in Kigali on Thursday for a three-day state visit to Rwanda, PANA reports from here. Full text...
  • Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi expected in Rwanda for state visit
    18 july 2018 19:03:08
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, is expected in Kigali on Thursday for a state visit to Rwanda, aimed at advancing bilateral ties, increasing political mutual trust and expanding substantial cooperation, an official source confirmed late Wednesday in Kigali.Full text...
  • What’s behind the spike in terrorist-type violence in northern Mozambique?
    14 june 2018 16:18:39
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - A sudden upsurge in brutal violence in northern Mozambique, including the beheading of women and children, has sounded alarms that a violent jihadist movement like Boko Haram or al-Shabaab could be evolving in the southern Africa country. Full text...
  • Amnesty International urges Mozambican gov't to end brutal killings by armed group
    08 june 2018 05:40:19
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Amnesty International has urged the Mozambican authorities to take immediate steps to end a killing spree in the Cabo Delgado Province, which has seen at least 37 people brutally killed by a group known as ‘Al-Shabab’ in the past two weeks. Full text...
  • Suspected Islamists in Mozambique attack villages
    29 may 2018 20:20:18
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - A suspected Islamist armed group attacked two rural village in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado over the weekend, killing at least 10 people, including children. Full text...
  • Mozambique’s veteran opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama dies
    04 may 2018 05:52:54
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Afonso Dhlakama, the leader of Mozambique’s main opposition party and former rebel group, Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO), died on Thursday after an illness, party sources said. Full text...
  • Mozambique hosts 3rd African World Heritage Regional Youth Forum
    29 april 2018 04:26:26
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The African World Heritage Fund and UNESCO will organise the Third African World Heritage Regional Youth Forum in Mozambique, from 30 April to 5 May, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Mozambique. Full text...
  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: Rwanda's Rayon arrives in Mozambique for Costa do Sol clash
    16 april 2018 14:46:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's club, Rayon Sports club, touched down at the Maputo International Airport early Monday ahead of Wednesday's second-leg, play-off stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup against Mozambican side, Desportivo Costa do Sol, in Maputo, Sports source confirmed to PANA in Kigali. Full text...
  • Mozambique’s Filipe Nyusi visits WTO to discuss trade
    27 february 2018 09:51:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has met the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Roberto Azevedo, to discuss how his country could benefit from economic diversification and trade, the Geneva-based WTO Secretariat said Monday. Full text...
  • World Bank injects US$105m to improve primary health care in Mozambique
    21 december 2017 18:19:01
    Washington, US (PANA) - Mozambique’s Primary Health Care Strengthening Programme‐for‐Results is set to benefit from the World Bank’s non-reimbursable US$105 million grant approved on Thursday for improvement of primary health care in under-served areas of the southern African country.Full text...
  • AfDB, Mozambican gov't light up 80,000 households, businesses
    20 december 2017 14:33:31
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - “The expansion of the Dondo substation will not just light up households and family units. It will also power the industrial growth of the Sofala and Manica provinces, creating more dynamic markets for agricultural commodities and ultimately contributing to job creation and the economic growth of the country,” the words of Filipe Nyusi, the Mozambican president, at the commissioning ceremony of the Electricity IV Project at Dondo District in Mozambique. Full text...
  • New Mozambican rail, port project opens new markets for farm produce, regional integration
    20 december 2017 14:22:17
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is taking the lead in facilitating the takeoff of one of Africa’s largest infrastructure projects − the US$ 5 billion Nacala corridor rail and port project. Full text...
  • Mozambique faces challenging outlook as growth slows down
    14 december 2017 18:13:59
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Mozambique’s growth continues to slow down and the outlook remains challenging, requiring an urgent re-balancing of the policy mix to ensure durable macroeconomic stability and enhance inclusive growth prospects, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission observed on Thursday. Full text...
  • Climate-smart agriculture practices help smallholders deal with threats to African agriculture
    28 october 2017 07:26:09
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Rising temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns, and increased frequency of extreme weather events are expected to slow progress toward boosting the productivity of crop and livestock systems and improving food security in Africa south of the Sahara, according to the 2016 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR). Full text...
  • Kenya: Maputo to host key regional Fertilizer conference
    21 september 2017 15:01:15
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Over 300 people from 28 countries will join senior government figures and fertilizer and agribusiness industry executives in Maputo, Mozambique, for a regional meeting, organizers said on Thursday. Full text...
  • Kenya: Maputo TICAD forum to discuss progress made since Nairobi Summit
    22 august 2017 16:50:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Mozambican capital, Maputo, will host a two-day Ministerial Meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) from 24 August to discuss the state and prospect of the continent’s development, including achievements and opportunities, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said Tuesday. Full text...
  • Mozambique: Extractives and mega projects drive economic growth in Mozambique
    31 july 2017 17:13:12
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Mozambique is increasingly a two-speed economy as extractives and mega projects drive growth, whilst other sectors lag behind, according to the third edition of the World Bank Mozambique Economic Update, released on Monday. Full text...
  • Mozambique: IMF hails improvement in Mozambique's economy
    20 july 2017 09:41:19
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The IMF has said that performance in some sectors of the Mozambican economy has improved since the latter part of 2016 and growth is projected to edge up to 4.7 percent in 2017, up from 3.8 percent in 2016. Full text...
  • Italy: Mozambique, World Bank, FAO sign agreement to grow forest sector reform
    11 july 2017 11:01:38
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The Government of Mozambique, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have announced a new project that will strengthen sustainable forest management and contribute to Mozambique achieving Sustainable Development Goal 15 on forests. Full text...
  • Mozambique: WB, FAO support forest sector management in Mozambique
    10 july 2017 19:40:39
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday signed a US$6 million agreement to support the Government of Mozambique in its efforts to strengthen the sustainable management of its forest sector, promote good governance, improve forest concession systems, and enable private sector participation. Full text...
  • Mozambique: AfDB supports Mozambique SMEs in the construction sector
    21 june 2017 07:14:52
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$1-million African Private Sector Assistance Fund (FAPA) grant to the Government of Mozambique to finance the Nacala Corridor Business Linkages Technical Assistance Project. Full text...
  • Mozambique: Family learning approach boosts literacy, numeracy and language skills in Mozambique
    24 may 2017 15:47:21
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Children, youth and adults from the Boane district in Mozambique are improving their literacy, numeracy and language skills, thanks to a family learning approach developed by UNESCO. Full text...
  • Mozambique: UN, Mozambique host forum to fight trafficking of people with albinism
    20 may 2017 08:04:57
    Pemba, Mozambique (PANA) – United Nations agencies are joining forces with governments in Southern Africa in a push to strengthen protections for persons with albinism, who often fall victim to a raft of abuses, including maiming, trafficking and even murder, linked to the belief that their parts have magical powers in witchcraft potions. Full text...
  • Botswana: Botswana-Mozambique transport corridor to unlock trade
    24 april 2017 17:50:08
    Botswana, Gaborone (PANA) – President Ian Khama has said Botswana and Mozambique should redouble efforts in accelerating implementation of strategic projects. Full text...
  • Botswana: Mozambican president Nyusi jets into Botswana to cement ties
    24 april 2017 11:38:37
    Botswana, Gaborone (PANA) – Mozambique’s President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi has arrived in Botswana for a three-day visit.Full text...
  • Botswana: Met issues 2nd floods warning in Botswana
    15 february 2017 15:13:07
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s meteorological services department on Wednesday warned that a tropical cyclone, expected to hit the south-eastern coast of Southern Africa, will cause flooding in the country.Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves US$69.6m for infrastructure in Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique
    01 february 2017 19:51:13
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), on Wednesday announced approval of two transport sector investment risk participation in projects amounting to US $69.6 million under its Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF). Full text...
  • Rwanda: Rwandan president Paul Kagame arrives in Mozambique for state visit
    24 october 2016 14:21:38
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday arrived in Maputo for a state visit to Mozambique, aimed at further solidifying the friendship between the two countries and deepen their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, an official source confirmed in Kigali. Full text...
  • South Africa: Mozambique, South Africa commemorate tragic plane crash
    17 october 2016 19:24:59
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Thirty years after the death of President Samora Machel, South Africa and Mozambique on Monday staged a ceremony to commemorate the tragedy. Full text...
  • Mozambique: IMF team finds Mozambique in challenging economic situation
    29 september 2016 19:28:29
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Mozambique faces a challenging economic environment, with its growth on a declining path and inflation having risen sharply to 21 percent on a year-on-year basis in August, a staff team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) disclosed Thursday at the conclusion of an eight-day visit to the country. Full text...
  • UN: UN expert tasks Mozambique on crimes against persons with albinism
    02 september 2016 17:21:43
    New York, US (PANA) - UN expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Ms. Ikponwosa Ero, on Friday said that despite all the success in tackling crimes against persons with albinism in Mozambique, their situation remains precarious as the authorities have yet to identify and arrest the masterminds behind such crimes. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Rwanda national team warms up for AFCON match against Mozambique
    30 may 2016 18:01:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda will take on Mozambique on Saturday in the second leg of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group H without key striker Elias Uzamukunda who is presently nursing a groin injury, national football team manager Bonnie Mugabe told reporters in Kigali on Monday.Full text...

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