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Total withdraws all staff from gas project in Mozambique after attack

Filipe Nyusi

The French energy company Total on Monday, April 26, 2021 announced it would completely withdraw its employees from a multi-billion-dollar liquefied natural gas project in Mozambique in view of the tense security situation. President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique According to earlier reports, about 1,000 employees are directly affected, but Total did not give a number. Agostinho Vuma, the president of ...

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Govts, humanitarian partners respond to needs generated by Cyclone Eloise

Topical Cyclone Eloise

At least 265,000 people have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Eloise as it took a westward path across Southern African countries in the past few days, according to available official data. Storm Eloise made landfall in Mozambique on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Photo credit: Gauteng Weather FB In Mozambique, 15,930 people remain displaced by flooding in affected areas, and the ...

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Cyclone Eloise: Nine killed in Africa’s east coast, heavy rains, floods in South Africa

Cyclone Eloise Beira

At least nine people were reported killed after tropical cyclone Eloise hit Africa’s east coast at the weekend with wind gusts of up to 160 kilometres per hour and heavy rain. Aerial view of flooding in Beira in the wake of the cyclone. Photo credit: Mercy Air via Reuters The majority of the deaths were reported in worst-hit Mozambican port ...

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Tropical Cyclone Eloise moves inland, bringing heavy rains to southern Zimbabwe

Topical Cyclone Eloise

Tropical Cyclone Eloise made landfall in central Mozambique on Saturday, January 23, 2021 near the coastal city of Beira, with winds of 140 kilometres per hour (km/h) and gusts up to 160 km/h, according to Mozambique’s National Institute of Meteorology (INAM). Storm Eloise made landfall in Mozambique on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Photo credit: Gauteng Weather FB The weather institute ...

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Man gets 12-year jail term for smuggling 29 kg of rhino horn

Dehorning-Rhino

A court in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region sentenced a man to 12-and-a-half years in jail for illegally transporting 29 kilogrammes of white rhino horn from Mozambique, state media reported on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. A rhino being de-horned Do Thanh Son, 38, “was found guilty of violating regulations on the management and protection of endangered, precious and rare animals,’’ online newspaper ...

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Tropical storm moves towards Mozambique, emergency teams ready

Cyclone Idai

Tropical storm Chalane is drifting towards Africa’s eastern coast with winds of 120 kilometres per hour and is expected to make landfall in Mozambique. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said this on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The tropical storm was expected to gain ...

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Mozambican communities, groups oppose industrial tree plantations

Plantations are not forests

On the eve of the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations, the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) has released an open letter signed by over 730 members of Mozambican communities, and 120 organisations from 40 countries, demanding the suspension of plans to expand monoculture plantations in the Global South, especially in Africa. “Plantations are not forests”, say members of communities from Zambezia province, in ...

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Mozambique to assess possibility of using TB vaccine for COVID-19

Filipe Nyusi

Health authorities in Mozambique will start conducting a study this month to assess the possibility of using Tuberculosis vaccine to combat COVID-19 infections in the country, Radio Mozambique reported on Friday, September 4, 2020. President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique According to the report citing the research coordinator for acute respiratory infections and evasive bacterial diseases at Manhica Health Research Centre ...

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$7.6 million Mozambique road project to boost transportation in southern Africa

Louis Berger Pix

The Sub-Saharan Regional Pipeline Corporation, Ltd. (SSRPC) recently selected Louis Berger to provide $7.6 million in consultancy services for the rehabilitation of National Road N303 in Mozambique. SSRPC is investing $350 million to transform an approximately 350-kilometer-long narrow and unpaved carriageway into a modern road that crosses the Tete province and ends at the Zambezi River, where Mozambique, Zambia and ...

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