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Jihadists seize key port in gas-rich northern Mozambique

Maputo - Islamist militants occupied a key port in gas-rich northern Mozambique on Wednesday following days of attacks claimed by an Islamic State-affiliated group, a military source and local media said.

Mozambique court annuls loans of $1.4 bn

Maputo - Mozambique's constitutional court on Tuesday declared null and void loans worth $1.4 billion that triggered the country's worst financial crisis when they were revealed, in a ruling welcomed by debt campaigners.

Fear spreads in Mozambique's gas-rich province as jihadist attacks rise

Maputo - Villagers are fleeing a gas-rich region in northern Mozambique and energy giants are pleading for more protection in the face of mounting attacks by a shadowy jihadist group.

Mozambique opposition files suit against 'massive electoral fraud'

Maputo - Mozambique's largest opposition party Renamo on Wednesday lodged court papers calling for the October 15 election results to be annulled due to "massive electoral fraud".

Mozambique's Renamo calls for vote to be annulled

Maputo - Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo on Saturday called for this week's election to be annulled, accusing the government of breaching a peace deal by using violence and intimidation on voting day.

Tensions rise in Mozambique as vote counting under way

Maputo - Mozambique counted ballots Wednesday following its high-stakes election, as tensions spiked over claims of voting irregularities and concerns that results will not be revealed for days.

Mozambique votes in tense election after violent campaign

Maputo - Mozambique began voting in a general election on Tuesday that some fear could test the country's fragile peace, after a heated campaign marred by violence and allegations of electoral fraud.

Mozambique election to test fragile peace

Maputo - Mozambique holds a general election on Tuesday that will test the country's fragile peace as the Frelimo party, faced with economic crisis and chronic conflict, prepares to relinquish at least some control after 44 years in power.

Pope hails Mozambique peace deal, offers solidarity for cyclone victims

Maputo - Pope Francis, on the first full day of his visit to Mozambique, heaped praise Thursday on a peace deal between government and rebels and offered solidarity to victims of two devastating cyclones.

Pope hails Mozambique peace deal, offers solidarity for cyclone victims

Maputo - Pope Francis began the first full day of his visit to Mozambique on Thursday, praising a peace deal between government and rebels and offering solidarity to victims of two devastating cyclones.

Mozambicans trek from far and wide to attend mass by Pope Francis

Maputo - Travelling nearly 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) by motorbike, train, car and plane over four days to see Pope Francis may seem gruelling, but for pilgrim Davide Hilario the trek was simply a reaffirmation of his Catholic faith.

Jubilant crowds hail pope 'prophet of reconciliation' at Africa tour start

Maputo - Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique on Wednesday as he kicked off a three-nation tour of African countries, expected to focus on those hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Mozambique rivals hail 'new era' as they sign landmark peace deal

Maputo - Mozambique's government and the ex-rebel group Renamo completed a long-awaited peace pact on Tuesday, inking a final deal aimed at ending years of conflict.

Mozambique rivals to sign final peace deal

Maputo - Mozambique's ex-rebel group-turned opposition party, Renamo, will on Tuesday sign a final peace agreement with the government in Maputo, 27 years after the end of the first civil war.

Mozambique govt, opposition Renamo sign historic peace pact

Maputo - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo opposition leader Ossufo Momade on Thursday signed a landmark agreement aimed at formally ending decades of military hostilities, state TV said.

Mozambique leader says will ink formal peace deal with Renamo Thursday

Maputo - Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi has said he will sign a peace deal on Thursday with Renamo leader Ossufo Momade that will definitively end armed hostilities with the former rebel movement-turned-opposition party.

Mozambique leader vows to hunt down jihadist attackers

Maputo - Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi vowed Wednesday to hunt down and unmask attackers involved in a string of deadly assaults that have battered the country's northern region and killed least 250 people.

Renamo fighters start disarming as part of Mozambique peace deal

Maputo - Mozambique's main opposition party and former rebel movement Renamo began disarming members of its armed wing on Tuesday as part of a prospective peace deal that will see the fighters re-integrated into the country's armed forces.

UN chief makes climate change plea in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Beira - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday issued a strong plea for action on climate change as he visited Beira in central Mozambique, which was devastated by a cyclone in March.

Q&A: How Mozambique is preparing for the malaria threat Special

As the floodwaters recede after Cyclone Idai, Doctors Without Borders' response to the natural disaster is preparing for the next health threat in Mozambique: malaria. To gain an insight of what is happening on the ground, we spoke with a malaria expert.
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