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521th Issue | December 22 2016 | The #1 Newsletter for top business, investment and legal news in Mozambique
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15 of 48 prisoners who escaped from Inhazonia jail hand themselves in - Government
Zimbabwe deploys army on border with Mozambique - "Renamo is trying to provoke us'
Mozambican democracy is going through a silent phase, says journalist Salomão Moiane
Frelimo wants Renamo to lose its head and act in despair, Dhlakama says
Turkey interested in strengthening cooperation with Mozambique
Armed men attack Vale train in Sofala - Mozambique
Frelimo says it's open to changing the Constitution over decentralization
Renamo attack releases 48 prisoners in Manica open penitentiary
Three Renamo members kidnapped in Manica province - Mozambique
Renamo insists on international mediators' presence in any peace negotiations
How economic challenges led to "a redefinition of priorities” in Mozambique - Nyusi
Watch: Mozambican parliament 2017 closing session - Frelimo calls on Renamo to lay down weapons 
MDM dissatisfied with Mozambique's political situation, derived from "undeclared war"
President Nyusi's State of the Nation Speech - Unabridged, in Portuguese
Carlos Maela: Inhambane Frelimo First Secretary dies in India
Opposition says Nyusi's speech on State of the Nation is full of good intentions and laconic expressions
Mozambique and China sign military cooperation agreement
Renamo deputy murder: At least 80 shots fired, the ground littered with AK-47 cartridges – AIM report
Watch - 2016 was “a time of difficulties", says Nyusi
President proposes group "without political distinction" for peace agreement with Renamo
Mozambican refugees in Malawi - Government denies alleged human rights violations
Peace mediators will only return to Mozambique if summoned - Lusa report
FUTEBOL - Vista da cidade DE MAPUTO 0 em Mocambique  quarta 20 de fevereiro de 2013. (ASF/SERGIO COSTA )
2017: War, hidden debts and economic stabilisation carry over into next year in Mozambique
neg - 15 novembro 2013 - mocambique maputo - reportagem sobre instabilidade politica e inseguranca devido a raptos que tambem atingiram portugueses
Freedom House denounces "gross human rights abuses" of Mozambican refugees
Mozambique: Renamo members flee for fear of persecution
Renamo provincial deputy murdered in Nampula by armed men
Hanlon: Freedom House accuses government of 'human rights abuses' in Tete & points to Renamo presence there
Mediators leaving Mozambique - AIM report
Nyusi demands police respect citizens and their rights
Mediators abandon stalemated talks and in the on-going war, regular attacks continue - Hanlon
Minister M'tumuke defends strict control of the Mozambican coast - Pemba Naval Base
Mozambique peace talks suspended without final declaration
Communist Party of Vietnam delegation visited Mozambique - VNA

Read more of the latest stories making headlines here

Environment, Social Development and Society

Marine Resources: Memorandum on Conservation signed with WWF
Fishermen gather seine nets from the water on the Ilha de Mafamede, Mozambique.
Southern Mozambique: The Umbeluzi river is running dry - A Verdade
Shipped from Mozambique, in transit to China - Ivory worth millions uncovered in Cambodia after bust

Mozambicans urged to donate blood during festive season - MISAU
Scaling Up Nutrition in Mozambique: UK's DFID funding to GAIN to support the development of the SUN Business Network
Police arrest polygamous religious leader and annul marriage with minor - Manica,
ICS journalist sentenced to 12 months in prison - Cabo Delgado
Early marriages and sexual harassment in schools set off alarm bells in Mozambique
Killings in Mozambique target lawyers, judges
Mozambican journalist gets death threats
Estimated audience of 18 million for Community Radios 
INGC faces deficit of 650 million meticais 
Domestic violence on the rise in Mozambique
EU and Mozambique sign two financing conventions in Maputo

"I want to address my condolences to the Guebuza family" Dhlakama
Citizen becomes blind victim of human organ trafficking in Manica
Mozambican, Taiwanese nationals in the dock for operating clandestine drug lab in Benoni – South Africa 
Police seize four guns at Valentina Guebuza's house
Police looking into Tiger Center owners kidnapping attempts
Trial of man who maimed Josina Machel postponed 
SA birdwatchers escape deadly Mozambique ambush, Sunday Tribune reports
Valentina Guebuza's husband's family "ashamed and outraged" by homicide
Watch: Traffic accident kills one, injures 48 in Inhambane
More on owner of 'Tiger Centre' escaping kidnapping again - AIM report
Accused killer of prosecutor trying kidnap cases allowed to escape - Hanlon
Valentina Guebuza laid to rest - Mozambique
Cheques worth 1.9 milion meticais diappear from Mocuba Municipal Council
Reactions to Valentina Guebuza Murder - Shock and condemnation - Noticias
Valentina Guebuza to be buried tomorrow

Latest  Mozambique stories making headlines here

Business & Economy

Mozambique: Head of State predicts economic growth of 7 percent from 2018
Development in Africa is on a firm footing – here’s how to take it to the next level
Mozambique wants to be a world leader in chicken production
Almost one million people set to cross SA-Moz border over festive season
European Union Delegation in Mozambique launches tender for local computer support
Commodity price crash hits Africa
Mozambique in "sovereign bankruptcy" say economists
Malawi consumers baffled by Frozy test deal: Mozambique drink - Nyasa Times
Coca Cola buys African bottling from AB InBev for $3.15 bln
Logos are seen on Coca-Cola bottles in Zurich, February 16, 2011. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo
President promulgates new customs tariff / HS Classification enters into force on January 1
Bread may cost more next year - Mozambican Association of Bakers
Peace and free circulation the main challenge for 2017
Mozambique will reduce inflation to 14% in 2017 - Central Bank
IMF expects "good news" in Mozambique in the first half of 2017
Bank of Mozambique predicts 5.5% economic growth in 2017
Next year in Mozambique will be difficult but an economic turning point, says Luísa Diogo
Primeira Ministra de Moçambique Luísa Diogo, em entrevista,fala da sua profissão, do papel da mulher na sociedade, a mulher e o poder.(ACOMPANHA TEXTO)  PEDRO SÁ DA BANDEIRA/LUSA
Mozambique: Government sells or closes majority of state-owned enterprises
Mozambique says tight monetary policy is starting to bear fruit
Crisis in Mozambique: Hard times in a Christmas without chicken
Comment: Mozambique could refuse to recognise loan guarantee - By Joseph Hanlon
CIP points to unknown $1.1 bn debt payment, plus printing money
Mozambican authorities suspend ten Portuguese workers
More on the eight billion meticais to rescue Moza Banco- AIM report

Read more of the latest Business stories making headlines here

Mining & Energy
Regional & International
Fingerprints of Tunisian suspect in Berlin attack found on truck door: media
Traditional rainmaking ceremonies resurge in parched Zimbabwe
Nigeria vows rewards for whistleblowers in anti-graft war
Kenya's Cord MPs storm out over 'fight'
Egypt's Suez Canal revenues fall to $389.2 mln in November
Thousands of civilians, fighters waiting to leave Aleppo - rebels
Trump picks 'Death by China' author for trade advisory role
Sao Tome broke with Taiwan owing to importance of China as partner: PM
Prime Minister Patrice Emery Trovoada of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
U.S.and Ukraine targeted by the same malware
Congo security forces killed at least 34 in anti-Kabila protests: HRW
Congolese policemen drive past a fire barricade during demonstrations in the streets of the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
Only a new law will guarantee Indian women have rights to land: M.S. Swaminathan
Brazilian firms to pay record $3.5 billion penalty in corruption case
Mugabe off to Far East, leaves Zim 'burning'
Ethiopia releases detainees
Gambia's Jammeh defies African leaders, says he will not step down
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh attends the plenary session of the Africa-South America Summit on Margarita Island, file.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo
Angola government provides access to foreign currencies for economic operators
Kremlin: Too early to say who behind Turkey envoy's killing
Clinton lawyer blasts FBI after email search warrant release
CPLP island nation Sao Tome cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan
Five men sentenced to death in India for Hyderabad bombings
U.S. government loses to Russia's disinformation campaign: advisers
Turkish police detain six after Russian ambassador shot dead
Odebrecht, Braskem to pay $417.5 million in fines to U.S., Swiss governments: report
Mexico fireworks market explosion injures dozen
World Bank lends Zambia $100 million to tackle mining pollution
Transcript of a statement by IMF managing director Christine Lagarde on the French legal case
Investigators recommend extending search for missing MH370 flight
Gunfire erupts in Kinshasa as Congolese protest Kabila's power
U.N. chief fears genocide about to start in South Sudan
Berlin police assume truck was deliberately driven into Christmas market
Trump wins U.S. Electoral College vote; a few electors break ranks
IMF board backs Lagarde following conviction for negligence
No sign of revolt as U.S. Electoral College meets to confirm Trump
101-year-old Ralph Clarke jailed for child sex offences
Swiss shooting: Three wounded near Zurich Islamic centre
African states narrowly fail to stop U.N. gay rights envoy work
Watch - Berlin: at least nine dead after truck crashes into Christmas market
Watch: Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead in Ankara, Turkey
Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov shot and injured in Turkey
IMF board set to meet shortly on Lagarde verdict: spokesman
Grace Mugabe on R100m spending spree
23122015Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe dances at a rally in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 19. 2015. Zimbabwe s first lady, repeatedly criticized for her lavish shopping sprees, told her supporters on Thursday that she now skips meals in solidarity with thousands of Zimbabweans facing hunger. At a rally held in a poor neighborhood in the capital Harare, Grace Mugabe told supporters she was skipping some of her meals to empathize with Zimbabweans who could only afford to have one meal a day. The first lady also dismissed claims that she plans to succeed her husband when his term ends in 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
German school in Istanbul, Turkey 'bans Christmas'
Protesters gather in Congo capital as Kabila's mandate expires
Founder of Tanzanian whistle-blowing website freed on bail
1 South African killed in rebel attack on UN force in DRC
ISIS place million-dollar bounty on Danish fighter
41 people die after drinking bath lotion with antifreeze in Siberia
Ex-Guantanamo detainee living in Uruguay denied entry to South Africa
Zsa Zsa Gabor dies of a heart attack
How many migrants are there in the world?
Hundreds arrested in Venezuela cash chaos, vigilantes protect shops
Lula rejects accusations in latest Brazilian corruption case
Zimbabwe's Mugabe confirmed as ruling party candidate for 2018
Next UN chief names three women to senior posts
Botswana bans elephant-back rides
US world boxing champion Terence 'Bud' Crawford jailed
Corruption, caste keep poor from owning land in northern India
Factbox: EU prepares for Brexit talks
Brazil prosecutors hit ex-president Lula with more corruption charges
Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends the funeral of Cardinal and Archbishop of Sao Paulo Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns at Se Cathedral in Sao Paulo, Brazil, December 15, 2016. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto
Putin turned Russia election hacks in Trump's favor: U.S. officials
Standard Bank seeks court protection from political interference - South Africa
South Africa's Zuma studying report on suspended police commissioner

Read more of the latest Regional and International stories making headlines here

Tourism, Culture & Sports
Advanced aircraft tracking in operation at Beira International Airport - Mozambique
Almost one million people set to cross SA-Moz border over festive season
VIP lounge opens at Maputo Airport

'Nyo Vweta Nafta' - 'Made in Mozambique' short film selected to compete at Rotterdam Film Festival
Maputo Fast Forward launches online magazine

President highlights winning of more than 100 medals by Mozambican athletes in 2017
FUTEBOL - Filipe Nyusi e Zadamela, no jogo Mocambique vs Sudao do Sul (5-0), da 1a Qualificacao. Estadio Nacional do Zimpeto, em Maputo, em Mocambique. Domingo,18 de maio de 2014. (SERGIO COSTA/ASF)
NBA to launch Africa's first elite training center next year
Read more of the latest Culture & Lifestyle  stories making headlines here
Read more of the latest Sports stories making headlines here
Read more of the latest Tourism stories 
 Petrol - Gasolina - unleaded       47.52 Meticais per litre
 Diesel - Gasoleo                             36.81 Meticais per litre
Prices are in force in the port cities of Maputo, Matola, Beira and Nacala.  Elsewhere in the country, fuel distribution companies can add their transport costs.
CNG – 17,75/Liter equivalent

CCFM presents French Language Course: “Para Falar Francês”
Starts:9th January
Ends: 27th January

Polana Serena Hotel presents “Italian Gastronomy Week”
Starts:21st November
Ends: 27th December
Tsamadhi Riding Camp
Starts:19th December
Ends: 23rd December
Caritas Diocesana de Maputo presents “Férias Criativas”
Starts:12th December
Ends: 28th December
22nd December
Elvis Bar Weekend Agenda
22nd December
Hotel Cardoso Christmas Dinner and Lunch
Starts:24th December
Ends: 25th December
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