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The Mozambican Investor

Issue: 1232nd
By Adrian Frey

Date: 15 October, 2018 Email us:

Mozambique considers Islam as a partner and dissociates religion from attacks in the north

The governor of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado has called on residents of the province to be on their guard against the armed men who have attacked villages bringing the Islamic religion, which he called "a partner" of the state, under suspicion. "We are not going to let the enemy bring their theatre into our national territory. We will not allow the mosque, the Islamic religion, to be called into question," Júlio Paruque ...

Anglican Church bishop emeritus says that Mozambique must “disarm the minds and hearts”

A lasting peace in Mozambique involves the "disarming of the hearts and minds ", a bishop emeritus of the Anglican Church and former mediator of peace negotiations between the government and Renamo says. "Disarming the minds, hands and hearts is essential for an effective peace," Dom Dinis Sengulane says in an interview published by daily O Pais today. Dom Dinis Sengulane urged Mozambicans not to be afraid to denounce actions that ...

Mozambique: Frelimo wins 44 of 53 municipalities

The Mozambican Liberation Front (Frelimo) has won Mozambique's municipal elections in 44 of the country's 53 municipalities, according to official figures released yesterday. Only the results from Malema in the north of the country remain unknown, though  the deadline for publication of results by local electoral bodies was yesterday. Frelimo remains at the helm in the capital, Maputo, while the main opposition party, the Mozambican ...

Beira CDE president rejects own results – CIP, Mozambique Elections

Five of the 13 members of the Beira City Elections Commission (including the chair) signed the official report (acta) of the intermediate results but added the phrase "do not agree". One of those wrote "do not agree because there are errors in the data." So far there is no further explanation.

MDM victory in Beira confirmed – AIM report, Mozambique Elections

The District Elections Commission (CDE) in the central Mozambican city of Beira, on Saturday evening announced the results from the “intermediate count” of the votes cast in Wednesday’s election, confirming the victory of the Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM). The CDE Chairperson, Octavio Paulo, announced that 179,920 Beira citizens had voted, a high turnout of 64 per cent. The MDM retained control of Beira with 45 per cent of the ...

Frelimo wins Maputo, Tete; Frelimo wins 4 cities with under 1% margin & Renamo protests – CIP; Mozambique Elections

Frelimo won Maputo city: Frelimo 214,103 - 56.95% Renamo 136,947 - 36.43% MDM 19,269 - 5.13% Other parties and citizens lists together gained 1.49%. Frelimo won Tete with 54% to 43% for Renamo and 2% for MDM. But Frelimo won four cities by 1% or less, and in two of those, parallel counts gave victory to Renamo, which is challenging all four results. In Monapo the STAE provisional count gave Renamo a 706 vote advantage but ...

WATCH: Renamo and MDM join to denounce Matola result – CIP, Mozambique Elections

Renamo and MDM nominated members of the Matola City Elections Commission (CEC) gave a joint press conference to say the results had been fraudulently altered to give Frelimo a narrow victory. They also showed the press three different result sheets (editais) all signed and stamped by the CEC president Carlos Come, which they said was evidence that something wrong was happening. The three editais give these results: The first: Frelimo - ...

Renamo says Frelimo broke into Moatize warehouse to change results – CIP, Mozambique Elections

Frelimo nominated members to STAE and the district elections commission (CDE) broke into the STAE warehouse in Moatize, opened sealed plastic bags of votes and documents, and changed the results to a Frelimo win, accused Renamo national party agent Andre Magibire. According to Magibire, on Thursday 11 October, the day after voting, STAE did the Moatize count, which gave the win to Renamo, with 11,169 votes compared to 9,856 for Frelimo. The ...

Finance Minister criticises Renamo and says that it is necessary to value peace

The Mozambican finance minister Adriano Maleiane on Saturday criticised the threat of the main opposition party, the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo), to abandon peace talks, saying peace must be valued. "Any statement, wherever it comes from, which does not contribute to stability, to the peace that is needed, is of course always very bad," Minister Maleiane said in Bali, Indonesia, where he was participating in the Annual Meetings of ...

Renamo threatens to break off talks with government – AIM report

Mozambique’s main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, on Saturday threatened to break off talks with the government unless action is taken to end attempts to modify fraudulently the results of last Wednesday’s local elections in three municipalities. The interim coordinator of the Renamo Political Commission, Ossufo Momade, made the threat in statement broadcast from the Renamo military headquarters in the bush of the ...

Mozambique wants World Bank for structural reforms with IMF as guarantor – minister

Mozambique's finance minister Adriano Maleiane has said in an interview with Lusa that he wants the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be "guarantor" of the country's economic policy and needs institutions such as the World Bank to support structural reforms. In Bali, Indonesia, where he was participating in the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings, Minister Maleiane said that it was important for the IMF to assume the role of "guarantor" of ...

Mozambican companies are “ready to receive investment” in the nutrition sector – GAIN

Mozambican agribusiness companies are "ready to receive investment" and focus on the development of nutritious and affordable food to consumers, Global Alliance for Improving Nutrition (GAIN) country director Katia Santos Dias says. According to Dias, the team going to the 1st Investment Forum for Nutrition in Africa (NAIF) in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday and Wednesday, will advertise this potential and demonstrate that there is a wide range ...


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