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The Mozambican Investor

Issue: 1069th
By Adrian Frey

Date: 20 February, 2018 Email us: themozambicaninvestor@clubofmozambique.com

Hulene dump collapse: Sixteen people confirmed dead – Mozambique civil protection

The death toll in the Hulene dump collapse has risen to 16, with one of the deceased among the wounded, Mozambican civil protection sources have told Lusa. "There are 16 confirmed dead in Maputo Central Hospital morgue" the National Institute of Disaster Management's Fátima Belchior revealed. One person missing and presumed dead was found by neighbours among the wounded, she added. Twelve women and four men lost their lives in the ...

Anadarko announces Mozambique LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement with Électricité de France

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., the jointly owned sales entity of the Mozambique Area 1 co-venturers, has entered into a long-term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Électricité de France, S.A., (EDF). The off-take agreement calls for the supply of 1.2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) for a term of 15 years. "EDF is one of the world's largest electric utilities, and ...

DB Realty owner’s brother abducted in Mozambique – Times of India

City-based businessman Pramod Goenka (52), brother of chairman of construction firm DB Realty Vinod Goenka, is believed to have been kidnapped by an African gang in Mozambique on Saturday. According to sources, the gang had taken Pramod to an undisclosed place near Maputo, the capital of the south-eastern African nation, and had reportedly sent pictures showing him to be in its custody to the friend of an Indian politician. Vinod Goenka ...

Government acknowledges fragility of community management of natural resources – Mozambique

On Monday, the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development brought together stakeholders promoting natural resources community management initiatives in Maputo, 20 years after the institutionalisation of the community management policy. Approximately 160 million meticais have been paid to communities in natural resource regions over the last three years. The government however acknowledges that challenges in involving the local ...

Maputo homes to have mains gas from 2019 – Mithá

The chairman of the Board of Directors of Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), Omar Mitha has said that his institution will pipe natural gas to homes in the Mozambican capital starting in 2019, AIM writes. He said that the project was a long-standing one, but economic difficulties had held back its implementation, adding that another problem was that various reserves in the Rovuma basin were still in the development phase. A ...

Portugal delivers 10 speedboats to the Mozambican Navy

Portugal's defence minister, Azeredo Lopes, delivered 10 speedboats to the Mozambican navy in the framework of bilateral cooperation between the two states. "These vessels will be used to guarantee the safety of inland waterways, carrying out patrols to affirm the sovereignty and authority of the state," Lopes said. The Portuguese minister was speaking during the signing of the vessels' official delivery document within the Defence ...

Metical continues to fall against the Euro

The Mozambican currency lost more than a few cents to the Euro last week, devaluing almost five meticais in the last six weeks, according to central bank benchmark exchange rates, followed by Lusa. Over the course of the last week, the Euro was bought in Mozambique for an average of 74.73 meticais, 32 metical cents more than the previous week. The sale was made at 76.22 meticais for each Euro, 33 metical cents more. The daily average ...

Heavy rainfall leaves trail of destruction in Maputo

Flooded homes and schools, blocked access roads and huge craters in the streets characterise the trail of destruction left by the heavy rains that fell in the early hours of Monday morning in Maputo. In the Mafalala neighbourhood, we find Clinton Machava trying to address the damage in her yard. Basin by basin, he is baling out the water that flooded his whole house. In fact, it was not just Machava's house that was flooded in the ...

Nyusi and Dhlakama address military issues – Mozambique

President Filipe Nyusi yesterday met Afonso Dhlakama to discuss the disarmament, demobilisation and the reintegration of Renamo military personnel into the Defence and Security Forces. The meeting took place at Nhamadjiwa [also spelt Nhamadjiwa, Nhamadjiua or Nhamagiwa] in the Vunduzi administrative post [also spelt Vanduzi] in Gorongosa. The head of state's visit to Sofala to meet the Renamo leader comes weeks after the announcement of ...

Hulene dump collapse “highlights weaknesses in Maputo management” – Venâncio Mondlane

A landslide at the Hulene rubbish dump highlights weaknesses in Maputo city management and constitutes a violation of human rights, MDM Deputy Venâncio Mondlane says. "We must come to the conclusion that this is simply criminal negligence," and the Hulene dump should by now have long been closed, Mondlane says. The least that should happen is that the mayor of Maputo should resign, the MDM deputy adds. For Mondlane, an MP and former ...

Mozambican woman publicly whipped in Mocímboa da Praia for criticising politicians

A woman has been publicly whipped in Mocímboa da Praia on the orders of neighbourhood leaders for criticising politicians. "Neighbourhood authorities" sentenced a woman from the 30 de Junho neighbourhood to five lashes in the village of Mocímboa da Praia, in the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, for frequently offering "social and political insults", VOA has learned from several sources. [caption id="attachment_95264" ...

WATCH: Man arrested over ‘USAID’ employment scam in Zambézia, Mozambique

A Mozambican was arrested by the Mozambican police last week in the district of Morrumbala, Zambezia province, accused of committing fraud and fraudulently using the name of an American which supposedly providing work vacancies. The scheme reportedly benefited the accused and his accomplices to the tune of thousands of meticais, and ran up debts of 17 million meticais. According to the authorities, Mendes used the United States Agency for ...

 

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