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Mozambique president, opposition chief hold first meet since 2015

Maputo - Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi and the nation's opposition chief Afonso Dhlakama met Sunday for the first since 2015, a step toward peace after years of instability.

Mozambique's opposition extends truce as step to end war

Maputo - Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama on Thursday extended indefinitely a unilateral truce he first announced in December, calling it the "beginning of the end" of the war between his rebels and the government.

Mozambique battles illegal logging to save tropical forests

Pemba - A squad of Mozambican forest rangers made their first arrest just minutes after arriving at a checkpoint near the northern port city of Pemba.

Ruby rush brings gangland turf war to Mozambique

Sita - The stakes are high in Montepuez where the discovery of rubies has led to violence among miners that has turned the northern town into what some describe as Mozambique's own version of the Wild West.

Mozambican footballer killed in croc attack

Maputo - A young Mozambican football player was snatched and killed by a crocodile while training along the banks of a river, his club said on Monday.

Mozambique cholera outbreak infects over 1,200

Maputo - Mozambique is battling a cholera outbreak that has infected 1,222 people and killed two, the country's health ministry said Tuesday, warning that it has been unable to slow its spread.

Cyclone Dineo batters southern Mozambique, killing 7

Maputo - Cyclone Dineo killed seven people, injured 55 and affected hundreds of thousands across southern Mozambique, the country's natural disasters agency said Friday.

Cyclone downgraded after wreaking havoc in Mozambique

Maputo - Mozambique was battered by high winds, flooding and sea surges when cyclone Dineo made landfall late Wednesday but the storm has begun to die down, according to meteorologists Thursday.

Intense cyclone barrels towards Mozambique

Maputo - A powerful cyclone is set to slam into the southern coast of Mozambique in the early hours of Thursday, bringing flooding, storm surges and high winds, meteorologists have warned.

Mozambique rebel leader accuses soldiers of violating ceasefire

Maputo - Mozambique's rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama has accused government forces of violating a ceasefire his armed group Renamo had declared following a surge in deadly violence last year.

In Mozambique, Erdogan asks for action against Gulen

Maputo - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on Mozambican leader Filipe Nyusi to take action against the exiled cleric he blames for last year's failed coup.

Mozambique's escalating violence forces thousands to flee

Chimoio - Sheltering from rain in a small tent, Titus Albaosui is trying to escape the fighting between government troops and rebel forces raging across central Mozambique and raising fears of civil war.

HIV-positive Malawi man jailed for two years over sex ritual

Morrumbala - An HIV-positive Malawian man who said he had sex with at least 100 girls and women in traditional cleansing rituals was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail for "harmful practices".

Malawi man convicted over 'cleansing' sex ritual

Maputo - A Malawian man accused of sleeping with more than 100 girls and women in a series of traditional cleansing rituals was on Friday convicted by a court of "engaging in harmful practices".

Mozambique probes tanker explosion that killed 56

Maputo - Authorities in Mozambique were on Friday investigating whether locals were taking petrol from a tanker that exploded in the country's west killing at least 56 people and injuring more than 100.

New suspected MH370 debris found in Mozambique

Maputo - A South African hotelier said Monday he had picked up a piece of aircraft wreckage off the Mozambican coast in the latest possible find of debris from the missing MH370 flight.

Conflict and drought threaten Mozambique's Gorongosa park

Gorongosa - Passing through the aged faded gates into Gorongosa National Park, it's difficult to imagine you've just entered Mozambique's largest wildlife sanctuary.

In Mozambique, a return to the horrors of civil war

Gorongosa - Decomposing corpses in the bush, destroyed villages, abductions -- in the central Mozambican district of Gorongosa clashes between the army and rebels have revived the spectre of a civil war that ended 20 years ago.

U.S. sleuth tells how he found suspected MH370 debris

Maputo - The American amateur investigator who found suspected debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 told AFP on Thursday that experts must be "cautious" about identifying the piece washed up off Mozambique.

Metal piece found in Mozambique could be from lost plane

Sydney - A meter-long piece of metal debris found on a beach in Mozambique could have come from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Austrialian aviation officials acknowledged today in Sydney.
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