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12 killed as jihadists attack village in north Mozambique

Maputo - Twelve villagers were killed and 14 wounded in an attack by suspected jihadists on a village in a gas-rich region of northern Mozambique, a local source told AFP on Friday.

Ruby rush brings 'hell', not riches, to Mozambique village

Sita - Nearly a decade after rubies were first found in northern Mozambique, the discovery has proven a poisoned chalice, says traditional local ruler Cristina Joaquim.

Teen pregnancy epidemic feeds Mozambique's population boom

- In the tiny maternity ward in Murrupelane, two 16-year-old mothers breast-feed their babies, both born that morning.

In Mozambique, a joint fight against climate change and forest loss

Mocuba - From a distance, the Gile National Reserve in northern Mozambique is a vast, dense ocean of green that reaches as far as the horizon.

Mozambique's gas-fuelled future threatened by jihadists

Maputo - An unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique has raised fears the country will fail to fully cash in on a gas bonanza.After 180 trillion cubic feet (5.

'Severed his head': Survivors recount Mozambique attack

Pemba - The attackers lured the victims from their homes in the dead of night by shouting "thief", gunning down those who ventured out to intervene, decapitating them and setting one of their heads ablaze.

US warns of 'imminent attacks' in Mozambique

Maputo - The US embassy in Mozambique said Friday it had "information pointing to the likelihood of imminent attacks" in the country's north, which has been rocked by recent attacks blamed on jihadists.

Suspected jihadists kill 5 in north Mozambique: police

Maputo - Suspected jihadists wielding knives and machetes killed five people in a Mozambique region that has been rocked by attacks blamed on radical Islamists, police said Thursday.

Suspected Islamists behead 10 in Mozambique: local sources

Maputo - Ten people including children were beheaded in a village in northern Mozambique in a weekend attack blamed on suspected Islamists, local sources said on Tuesday.

Renamo leader's death a 'game changer' for Mozambique peace process

Beira - The death of Mozambique's former rebel supremo turned opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama has piled pressure on his Renamo party ahead of local elections and ongoing peace talks with an increasingly authoritarian government.

Death of Mozambique rebel leader shakes peace process

Maputo - Mozambique's president said the country's fragile peace process must not collapse after veteran rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, who had opened talks with the government, died unexpectedly aged 65.

Dissent a perilous path in Mozambique

Maputo - Abductions, beatings, surveillance, threats and even fatal shootings -- critics of the government in Mozambique say that voicing dissent is increasingly dangerous.

Full steam ahead for Mozambique's rail network

Nampula - Dozens of passengers line up in single file along the platform in the dead of night, ready to gather their luggage and pile into the ageing railway carriages.

No escape for Mozambique as debt troubles mount

Maputo - Mozambique's renewed efforts to solve its spiralling "secret debt" crisis have again collapsed, leaving the country struggling to recover its reputation as one of Africa's potential growth hotspots.

Jihadist threat haunts northern Mozambique

Mtwara - What's left of the Nanduadua mosque lies deep within a labyrinth of alleyways in Mocimboa da Praia, a port town in Mozambique's far north.A handful of veiled women hurry past the one-time place of worship, which is now reduced to rubble.

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.

Meet Germany's forgotten 'guest workers', from Africa

Dresden - Long overshadowed by the more numerous and vocal Turkish "guest worker" community, Mozambicans who arrived in Germany decades ago still struggle to assert their rights in their adopted homeland.

Malaysia seizes big shipment of rhino horns at airport

Sepang - Enforcement officials in Malaysia have seized 18 rhinoceros horns imported from Mozambique, weighing 51.4 kg and worth 13.7 million ringgit ($3.1 million), a senior customs official said Monday.

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.

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.
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