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535th Issue | April 27 2017 | The #1 Newsletter for top business, investment and legal news in Mozambique
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Investing in Mozambique
Nyusi wants "productive mentality" in public sector
More on President Nyusi's visit to SADC headquarters in Botswana - BOPA report
J. Hewlett: Can You Smell the Rain? - Book review by Colin Waugh
CNE warns that only fair elections guarantee stability

“There's no shooting in Mozambique" – Nyusi visits SADC's Regional Early Warning Centre
Subsidies were unsustainable - Nyusi
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CNE braces for elections in Mozambique on reduced budget

Watch: Dhlakama may announce effective peace within days if government cooperates
Botswana commends Mozambique for resolving political challenges
President Nyusi makes state visit to Botswana
Nyusi demands that district debts are repaid
Frelimo holds district conferences at weekend to elect new committees and secretariats
Mozambican bosses, workers and unions "surprised" by the wage increase
Secrecy of negotiations could produce "peace in pieces" in Mozambique - Analysts
Nyusi asks Macaneta to take advantage of its full potential, work to beat the crisis
"The president of Renamo and I do not want informal intermediaries" - Nyusi

Read more of the latest stories making headlines here
Environment, Social Development and Society

Mozambique is the greenest country in the world
Mozambique battles illegal logging to save tropical forests
Japan and Africa to cooperate on solid waste management
Mozambique still needs EUR 11.6 million for post-Dineo reconstruction

Malaria cases increase, but Malaria deaths fall in Mozambique
Mozambique falls 6 places in 2017 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index
Pope Francis visit to Portugal will be of great interest to Mozambican Catholics - Bishop of Beira
Unique approach to fighting malaria delivers results in Southern Mozambique: Goodbye Malaria 
Factbox: Five myths about mosquitoes and malaria
USAID for Mozambican autonomy
Africa's anti-malaria efforts face a new hurdle, drug and insecticide resistance
Justice minister promises measures against illegal charges 
UN and Iceland disburse US$2.5M to empower Mozambican women: Access to land, access to credit
UAE's Year of Giving visits Hospital de Mavalane, Maputo

Nini Satar will appeal against arrest warrant, calls it "a distraction to public opinion"
Where is Nini Satar? - By Paul Fauvet
Catana man brutally beaten in Beira, Mozambique
Mozambique registers more than 25,000 domestic violence cases in 2016
Seven arrested in tanker truck fuel robbery
International arrest warrant for Nini Satar - AIM report
More on prisoners abducted from police car in central Maputo - AIM report
From Sao Paulo to Maputo: R1.9M worth of cocaine hidden in "Brazilian coffee" packages
Details emerge on police car attack, identities of 'rescued' prisioners - Photos
Food poisoning kills ten in Cuamba, Niassa - Mozambique
Fake doctor operating illegal clinic for 12 years arrested in central Mozambique
Students at Nampula Teachers Training Institute forced to clean septic tank
Prisoner kidnapped from police car on his way to trial - Maputo
Grandchildren of Portuguese immigrants may now apply for citizenship
Road cut between Alto Molócuè and Nauela - Mozambique
Mozambique: Cartographic update ends this month - INE

Latest  Mozambique stories making headlines here

Business & Economy

BancABC Mozambique profits grow 235% in 2016 with a robust capital structure
President Nyusi implores Batswana to invest in Mozambque - BOPA report

Mozambique MPs back State guarantees for previously hidden debt
Prices rose 21.57% in Mozambique since March last year - INE
Mozambique's March inflation rises to 21.57 percent year/year
SADC recognises key role of Mozambique Transport Corridors
Assembly approves general state account - AIM report
Kroll audit report postponed to 12 May: Reverification work and translation - Mozambique
Mozambique: Hidden debts still under investigation have already been "legalised" by Frelimo
Mozambican Social Security extends campaign to collect debts
Unions unhappy at new minimum wages - AIM report
Subsidies were unsustainable - Nyusi
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President Nyusi tours cattle reproduction technologies centre in Botswana
Nyusi calls for increased Botswana use of Maputo port
Mozambique, three other Portuguese-speaking countries benefit from China’s new import rules
Bus fares to increase in Maputo and Matola soon
Vuma sole candidate for business federation elections - Mozambique
Mozambique's lowest minimum wage should be 16,000 meticais - Trade Union Federation, OTM
Salimo Abdula back at the helm of Vodacom Mozambique
Mozambique: 13th most attractive African country for investors
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Ressano Garcia: Mozambique-South Africa cross-border trade terminal improves approach
Entrepreneurs in central Mozambique want banks financing agriculture
INAE closed down 17 establishments in Maputo & Matola over the last 2 weeks
Ban on Brazilian imports increases domestic chicken sales - Mozambique
Banco Único de Moçambique posts "historic" EUR 6.2 million profit
IMF wants to know "exactly" the destinations of Mozambique's secret debts
Xai-Xai Public Transport Company owes 15 months of wages to workers
Credit concession in Mozambique contracts 2.0% in 2016 - Fitch
“The State should not be your only client” - Nyusi to Maputo business people
Mozambican bosses, workers and unions "surprised" by the wage increase
China sticks to Mozambique - By Levy Sergio Mutemba
Business team shaking hands in front of the flag
Brazil refused to provide data on Odebrecht's activities in Mozambique
France-Mozambique Business Club and Mozambican Chamber of Commerce sign cooperation agreement
Mozambique's CDM reduced glass imports by EUR4.5M thanks to recycling project
Mozambican government to exchange transport subsidy for bus concessions
Made in Mozambique & keeping up to European quality standards: Sumol+Compal enters SA market

Read more of the latest Business stories making headlines here

Mining & Energy

Photos: President Nyusi tours Diamond Trading Company Botswana
Gas places Mozambique at the top of US investment destinations in Africa
Botswana seeks more power from Mozambique
Syrah Resources awards logistics pit-to-port graphite distribution contract to Grindrod
Mozambique interested in Botswana mining experience - AIM report
Mozambique expects Rovuma natural gas export to begin in 2022 to 2023
4,000 illegal miners expelled since February - Mozambican police in Cabo Delgado
BMI Consultancy says Mozambique first gas export faces delay to 2022
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Exxon’s dividend tradition faces challenge as oil rally sputters
South Africa's Sibanye shareholders approve $2.2 billion Stillwater takeover
A sign board is seen near the Sibanye gold mine in Westonaria, west of Johannesburg, South Africa, April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo
Debswana Diamond Company starts processing Cut 8 ore
South Africa's Sibanye declares war on illegal gold miners

Read more of the latest Mining & Energy stories making headlines here

Regional & International
Nkosi Sikelel i’Afrika composer honoured
Kenya's opposition alliance picks Odinga as presidential candidate
While others are throwing insults in Pretoria, we’re celebrating – Zuma
Namibian President tours Zimbabwe National Heroes Acre
'Israeli strikes' hit arms depot in Damascus
Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader Habre
Shock after death of Gabonese 'monument of football' Apanga

Indian athlete Man Kaur, 101, wins 100m at World Masters Games
Zambia announces indefinite ban on “In Transit” timber
Erdogan says Turkey won't wait at Europe's door forever
U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests
Outrage as Angolan police attack disabled protesters in wheelchair
Malawi outlaws child marriage
Tanzanian polygamist's puzzle: how to stop six wives warring over 500 acres?
ECOWAS threatens sanctions in Guinea-Bissau amid political impasse
Watch: Kenyans speak out against widow-cleansing tradition
Zambia seizes 600 Tanzanian lorries
Anti-apartheid hero's daughter 'concerned about death threats'
Tanzania expels top UN official
Why we are hopeful about improving health in Africa, by Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates
Tanzanian high school student builds robot powered by solar energy
Family ties: Zuma's grand plan to retain power
Ex-Guinea minister charged with laundering bribes goes to trial
This day in History - 25 April 1974: Portugal's Carnation Revolution
Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi to get first vaccine
New Zealand considering restricting laptops on flights from Middle East
Robust rand dips below R13/$
Road on which 20 died in horror minibus crash described as a ‘death trap’
U.S. defense secretary arrives in Djibouti to visit key military base
'I Dreamed of Africa' author Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park
South Africa's Ramaphosa backs graft probe of Zuma's government
Watch - Kidnapped Portuguese businessman; Swazi Police offer E150 000 cash
Angola's Dos Santos says focusing on inflation control, revenue growth
Portuguese businessman missing in Swaziland since Sunday
Cable System connecting Africa and the Americas reaches a major milestone to create a new  route for Internet traffic
South Africa bus crash kills 20 children
MH370: New analysis reiterates plane's likely location
Zimbabwe DNA tests 'prove hunter was killed by a crocodile'
World Bank report names Rwanda among most resilient economies
Chinese businesses quit Angola after`disastrous' currency blow
Why is Africa importing $35bn in food annually? - AfDB boss asks

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

Culture, Tourism & Sports
One Mozambique's greatest voices: Wazimbo projects the future with Namaacha
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Is there an appetite for air travel in Mozambique?
Tender launched for allocation of air routes - Mozambique
Mozambique: Government launches tender for new aviation operators
Mozambique among the top 10 tourist destinations in the next decade
Island of Mozambique tourism operator wins responsible tourism award
Nyusi defends new airport for Chongoene, Gaza - AIM report
More on Mozambique and South Africa extending visa waiver period - AIM report

Malawian players rush to sign contracts in Mozambique
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        56.6 Meticais per litre
 Diesel - Gasoleo                             51.89 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

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