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Mozambique declares itself free of landmines

Maputo - Mozambique's government announced Thursday that the country was free from the threat of landmines more than 20 years after its civil war ended, even as tracts of land remained unsurveyed.

Op-Ed: Will the world have to kiss its favorite banana goodbye?

Guayaquil - For the last six decades, banana crops in Latin America have flourished after nearly being wiped out by a nasty disease. Now there are worries that a more virulent strain of the same disease may wipe out the world's favorite banana — the Cavendish.

Mozambique elephant poaching fuels ivory trade in China and Asia

Maputo - The U.S.-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reported on Tuesday that nearly half of Mozambique's elephants have been killed for their ivory in the past five years.

Kidd's treasure found off Sainte Marie Island

New York - A 50kg bar of silver has been found underwater by Barry Clifford, an American explorer. The very large bar rests among “a lot of other metal”, according to Clifford.The bar was found off the island of Sainte Marie, near Madagascar.

Op-Ed: Inside China’s silent onslaught on Washington

International institutions are one of the most enduring legacies of the post- World War II US-sponsored American world order.

Mozambique opposition Renamo rejects election results

Maputo - Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo on Thursday claimed victory in the country's election, rejecting official tallies that appeared to show the ruling Frelimo party on course for a landslide victory.

Mozambique polls close with opposition crying foul

Maputo - Mozambicans voted Wednesday in a closely-fought test for the ruling Frelimo party, which has run the southern African country since independence from Portugal in 1975, with opposition parties crying foul.

Polls close in closely-fought Mozambique vote

Maputo - Mozambicans voted Wednesday in a tough electoral test for the ruling Frelimo party, which has run the southern African country since independence from Portugal in 1975.

Mozambique upstart opposition vows non-violent alernative

Maputo - Mozambique's upstart opposition vowed to take on the two traditional political heavyweights by offering a non-violent alternative in polls taking place this week amid low-level conflict.

Mozambique gears up for key vote

Maputo - Campaigning for Mozambique's presidential elections wrapped up with a rock-and-roll style rally to drum up enthusiasm for the ruling party's candidate.

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.
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