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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.

Hundreds of thousands turn out for Pope Francis Madagascar mass

Antananarivo - Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday gathered on the outskirts of the Madagascan capital Antananarivo to hear Pope Francis say mass and deliver a homily condemning "privilege and exclusion" on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.

Pope pleads with Madagascans to protect rainforest

Antananarivo - Pope Francis on Saturday made an impassioned plea to Madagascans to protect the Indian Ocean's unique environment from "excessive deforestation", on the second leg of his African tour.

Poverty, strife-hit Madagascar welcomes Pope Francis

Antananarivo - True to his reputation as "pope of the poor", Pope Francis began a visit Saturday to Madagascar, one of the world's most impoverished nations with a unique and threatened environment.

Poverty, strife-hit Madagascar welcomes Pope Francis

Antananarivo - True to his reputation as "pope of the poor", Pope Francis begins a visit Saturday to Madagascar, one of the world's most impoverished nations.

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.

Pope urges prayers for victims of Hurricane Dorian

Pope Francis on Wednesday urged prayers for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas who "lost everything", as he set off to Mozambique on a three-nation African tour. "I would like to ask everyone...

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.

Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Vatican City - Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries 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.

S.Africa sends home Mozambique ex-finance minister

Johanesburg - South Africa said Tuesday it would send home former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang, who has been held since December on a US arrest warrant, to face corruption charges.

Mozambique holiday isle left in ruins by cyclone

Pemba - From the air, Ibo island on the Quirimbas Archipelago off Mozambique's northeast coast, was speckled with flattened homes and water-logged farmland, testament to the destructive force of Cyclone Kenneth.

Mozambique community shattered by trash deluge

Pemba - The people of Chibuabuar, an informal settlement of modest wooden homes perched on a hillside between a highway and the coast of Pemba in north Mozambique, thought they had escaped the worst of Cyclone Kenneth.

Aid agencies rush to bring aid to Mozambique cyclone survivors

Pemba - Aid agencies rushed Tuesday to deliver emergency relief to thousands of survivors marooned on two Mozambican islands after one of the most powerful cyclones ever to hit Africa smashed into the country's north.

38 killed as floods worsen in Mozambique after second cyclone

Pemba - Heavy rain battered northern Mozambique on Monday as residents and relief workers confronted the widespread devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest cyclone to ever hit Africa, which killed 38 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Mozambique braces for violent floods after Cyclone Kenneth

Pemba - Tens of thousands of people in the far north of Mozambique are bracing for violent flooding as torrential rain pushes up water levels, after the death and devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth.

Rescuers struggle to reach Mozambique cyclone victims

Zamb - Thousands of people in remote areas of storm-lashed Mozambique were homeless Saturday and bracing for imminent flooding, food and water shortages as Cyclone Kenneth flattened entire villages, leaving rescuers struggling to reach them.

HRW laments sex-for-aid trade faced by Mozambican cyclone survivors

Johanesburg - Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Mozambican authorities Thursday to prosecute perpetrators accused of sexually exploiting some of the tens of thousands of women who were affected by Cyclone Idai, in exchange for food and aid.
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