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Mozambique foes sign peace deal

Maputo - Mozambique's president and a rebel leader signed a landmark peace deal in Maputo on Friday, ending a two-year conflict that has rekindled memories of the country's brutal civil war.

Mozambique rebel leader arrives in Maputo to cement peace deal

Maputo - Mozambican rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama came out of hiding Thursday, returning to Maputo in a symbolic end to a two-year conflict that has rekindled memories of a brutal civil war and spooked investors.

GlaxoSmithKline asks for regulatory approval of malaria vaccine

Researchers at GlaxoSmithKline believe they have finally developed an effective vaccine for Malaria. Now they need government approval to finish and deploy the latest version.

Japan PM eyes Mozambique energy sector

Maputo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is on his first visit to Africa, on Sunday pledged to boost ties with resource-rich Mozambique, signing a raft of agreements on key sectors including energy.

Kampango — African catfish takes parental devotion to extremes

Parental catfish of Lake Malawi feed and care for their young in a way similar to birds. Both parents defend the nest and the female sheds unfertilized eggs which are eaten by the catfish young. Another fish species takes advantage of this unusual trait.

Op-Ed: Should Africa remember the crimes of totalitarian dictatorship?

Pretoria - There is a real danger that George Santayana’s famous aphorism about those forgetting the past being doomed to repeat it could be seen at work again in Africa, with the increase in the gap between rich and poor and strident revolutionary voices.

Poachers have killed all rhinos in Limpopo Park, Mozambique

The directors of the Limpopo National Park (PNL) in Mozambique have announced that poachers have wiped out all the rhinos in the park. Poachers traffic in rhino horns to meet the Asian market demand for preparations believed to have medicinal properties.

Malawi wants to take border dispute with Tanzania to court

Malawian President Joyce Banda announced that Malawi would renounce the mediation efforts with Tanzania currently conducted by the Forum of Former African Heads of State and Government and would appeal to the courts to solve the re-activated dispute.

The Smuggling Route For South African Rhino Horn

The killing of the world's endangered rhinoceros has increased at a rate of 50% in only 5 years. It takes only 48 hours for smuggling syndicates to get rhino horn from the time of the kill, out of South Africa and into Asian markets.

Police arrest pro-democracy protest leaders in Swaziland

Mbabane - A security police force in Swaziland has begun a clampdown on pro-democracy protests in the Swaziland capital, Mbabane. Leaders of one of the main trade union movements in the southern African nation have been arrested and detained.

Southern Africa can see off Somali pirates, navy chiefs say Special

Durban - The naval leadership of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) says although international efforts in fighting piracy are important, it can take care of its own waters, as long as the region can develop its shipbuilding capacity.

Zimbabwe dam wall at risk of collapse

Kariba dam, on the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia, was built in the late 1950's to provide hydro-electric power. Now it seems the dam wall on the Zimbabwean side is cracking and is in danger of collapsing.

South African defence minister addresses 'increase in conflict' Special

Johannesburg - South Africa's Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says there has been "an increase in conflict on the African continent" and defence ministers of the Southern African Development Community are debating ways of dealing with this.

Mozambique suffers flooding crisis

Tropical depression 'Dando' brought high winds and torrential rains to the southern part of Mozambique on Jan 17 and Jan 18 causing flooding and misery for the population.

Hints of 'God Particle' found by CERN scientists & researchers

Geneva - Originally meant to be built in Waxahachie, Texas, under the nickname of Desertron, Switzerland-France's CERN states it has seen "tantalizing hints" of the elusive Higgs boson, also called the "God particle," in two of their experiments.

Flesh-eating banana hoax circulates in Mozambique

An old hoax has surfaced in Mozambique that claims 'flesh-eating bananas' have been imported into the country and placed on the market, spiking fear.

Southern African states tackle joint anti-piracy strategy Special

Pretoria - Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chiefs of Defence and Intelligence are holding a ground-breaking meeting in Pretoria to thrash out a comprehensive regional maritime strategy against piracy.

Explorer finishes coast-to-coast trek across Africa Special

An explorer has completed his journey from coast to coast across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher arrived in Angola after travelling across the continent, largely on foot, from Mozambique.

Explorer who aimed to walk across Africa forced to bike sections Special

An explorer who set out to walk across Africa was forced to take a motorbike for some sections for safety reasons. Julian Monroe Fisher aimed to walk 4,000miles from Mozambique to Angola but was advised to take a motorbike due to danger from elephants.

Brazilian mining giant opens $1.7 billion coal mine in Mozambique

Maputo - Brazilian mining giant, Vale, opened a new $1.7 billion coal mine in Mozambique on Sunday tapping into the country’s 23 billion tons coal reserves, AFP reported.
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