Mozambique begins mourning after petrol explosion deaths

Mozambique begins mourning after petrol explosion deaths

Saturday marks the beginning of a three-day period of mourning period in Mozambique, following a petrol tanker explosion that killed at least 73 people in the town of Caphiridzange. The tanker truck had loaded at the port city of Beira and was destined for Malawi, traveling through the western Mozambique…

Mozambique: Fierce storms hit Maputo during Kagame visit

Mozambique: Fierce storms hit Maputo during Kagame visit

Unusually severe storms that swept across southern Africa hit Mozambique hard on Monday evening, with local media outlet and NGO employees reporting injuries and fatalities in the city of Maputo. The storms arrived as Rwandan President Paul Kagame was in Mozambique for two-day meetings with President Filipe Nyusi, including a…

Vietnam seizes ivory tusks found in Mozambique timber shipment

Vietnamese officials say they’ve seized about a half-ton of ivory tusks at a Ho Chi Mihn City port, after finding the ivory hidden within a timber shipment from Mozambique. The AFP reports the ivory was discovered as Vietnam Customs Administration officials completed a more extensive search of two shipment crates at…

Zambia, SADC launch food aid in drought-stricken south

The Zambian government began Wednesday to send food relief to neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe, in an effort to address food shortages in the drought-stricken nations of southern Africa. Shipment of the 48,000 metric tons of maize is part of a USD$2.4 billion humanitarian response coordinated through the Southern African Development…

Françafrique’s Poisonous Legacy

France and Africa have a long and intertwined history. As a former colonial ruler, France still possesses considerable influence and power in its former colonies to this very day, but the connections between Paris and its former colonial brethren are deeper than commonly assumed. The entanglement – a concept referred…

Arnaud Gallet

Arnaud is a French freelance writer with an African heart who has lived in 10 different Sub-Saharan countries in the past decade. He is currently based in Paris.

Mozambique declared landmine free

Mozambique has been declared landmine free. After twenty years of work clearing the landmines left over from its civil war, one of the world’s poorest countries has removed the last known landmine. HALO Trust declared that it had destroyed the last known mine today. The country was devastated by a…

Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality

Mozambique has decriminalised homosexuality, revising the penal code left over from the colonial era of the Portuguese. The revision came into force on Wednesday July 1, 2015. In the sat, No one has ever been prosecuted under the old law however the BBC reported that rights activists in Mozambique viewed…