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Flash Update #1: Tropical depression affects Mozambique | 18 January 2018

A low-pressure system in Mozambique channel evolved on 16 January to tropical depression stage and is resulting in heavy rains in the northern parts of the country. As of 17 January, more than 22,100 people have already been affected by heavy rains in Nampula province. One death has been reported. M

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-18 17:24:14

Zimbabwe to hold elections in 'four to five months,' president says

Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN)Zimbabwe will hold general elections in four to five months, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said, as the country enters a new era after the fall of strongman Robert Mugabe last year. Mnangagwa had promised a fresh vote soon after the ruling ZANU-PF party anointed him interim

CNN - 2018-01-18 14:16:52

Zimbabwe's president says elections to be in May or June

Zimbabwe's president says elections will be in May or June, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver a credible vote to cement his legitimacy. President Emmerson Mnangagwa took power from longtime ruler Robert Mugabe with the military's help in November. The state-run Herald newspaper qu

ABC NEWS - 2018-01-18 09:39:00

Zimbabwe President Announces First Post-Mugabe Elections

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe says the country will hold elections in four to five months, the first since the ouster of longtime ruler Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa made the pledge Wednesday during an official trip to neighboring Mozambique, according to a report in the state-owned Herald new

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-18 10:15:43

Building with resilience: One year after Cyclone Dineo, CARE ensures better school structures for thousands of students in Inhambane province

(MAPUTO, January 18, 2018) - Following the devastating impact of Cyclone Dineo in February 2017, CARE in cooperation with the provincial government recently completed the rebuilding of 163 classrooms for more than 14,000 students. CARE also repaired nine of the most severely damaged health centers i

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

We found ways to shorten the turnaround time for diagnosing babies with HIV

According to the latest UNAIDS data, 150 000 children are infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, annually. Due to the high number of children dying, diagnosing babies with HIV as early as possible is critical. Public health officials have been grappling with this for many years. How can they reduc


Great white shark appears from nowhere to give divers a fright

This is the terrifying moment a huge great white shark appeared from nowhere directly beneath some divers in Mozambique. The filmer was on a dive with his daughter back in December when he spotted the shark close to the sea bed. The monster fish then made several very close passes of him and his da


Rio Tinto says SEC fraud case should be dismissed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rio Tinto Plc on Tuesday said a U.S. regulator's lawsuit accusing the big Anglo-Australian mining company of fraud for overstating the value of Mozambique coal assets it had bought in 2011 should be dismissed. In a letter filed with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, a lawye


'The Train of Salt and Sugar' ('Comboio de Sal e Acucar'): Film Review | Palm Springs 2018

Mozambique's first-ever Oscar foreign-language film entry is an epic tale of peril and endurance on an arduous cross-country journey. During the final phase of the Mozambican civil war, which spanned 15 years over the 1970s-1990s, well-armed anti-government rebels cut off access to basic commoditi


Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia’s national carrier

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier. The partnership with Zambia comes as Ethiopian Airlines is opening new routes and hubs and is acquiring new aircraft. In a statement Tuesday, t


Attacks in Mozambique's Gas-Rich North Leave Seven Dead in Week

Gunmen killed two people in an attack on a health center in northern Mozambique, bringing to seven the number of fatalities this week in the gas-rich region that's seen a spate of raids authorities have blamed on radical Islamists. The unidentified assailants killed a medical technician and another


Amid wet weather, Zimbabwe's Mutare sees hike in malaria deaths

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a hike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say. They, and residents, blame the resurgence in part on unusually


Willits man indicted in leopard skin case

OAKLAND >> A federal grand jury indicted Adam Thatcher Lawrence, 38, of Willits, Jan. 11 with illegally importing wildlife and mislabeling wildlife intended for importation, according to Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and United States Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement R


The Case for Lusophone African Literature

A few years ago, I was at an African literature festival that was being held, ironically, in London. Important debates and discussions were buzzing around me. African literature was not yet "mainstream," but that year, "translations" and "languages" had again become buzzwords. There was a renewed in


Full Programme Announced for the Oppiwater Arts Festival

From 15 to 20 April 2018, RSG and LEFRA PRODUCTIONS will host the very successful OPPIWATER ARTS FESTIVAL on board the MSC Sinfonia, on its cruise from Durban to Mozambique. Festival-goers can enjoy shrimp at the legendary Palano Hotel in Maputo, relax in bliss on a Portuguese island and also visit


Zimbabwe's new leader describes risky escape after firing

Zimbabwe's new president says he risked gunfire and land mines while escaping a plot to "eliminate" him after Robert Mugabe fired him as his deputy last year. A state-run Zimbabwe Herald report Saturday says President Emmerson Mnangagwa revealed the details in remarks to Zimbabweans during a visit


President Trump's remarks that some countries might be "shithole nations" is entirely false

Some of the kindest people in the world that I have ever encountered have been the Masai in Kenya Perhaps, I'm one of the lucky ones. I'm part of that rare subgroup of Americans; the 36-42% (depending on your source) who is a passport-toting world traveler. Yep, I keep my passport in my possession


Mozambique: No Justice for Abuses Before Ceasefire

Mozambique's government has failed to hold anyone to account for serious abuses by both state security forces and the opposition Renamo in the year prior to a December 2016 ceasefire. (Maputo) - Mozambique's government has failed to hold anyone to account for serious abuses by both state security fo


Willits man charged with illegally importing leopard parts from Africa

A Mendocino County man was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to illegally importing a leopard skull and skin from a hunting trip, officials said. According to the indictment, Adam Lawrence, 38, of Willits, traveled to South Africa in August 2011 where he killed a leopard while hunt


Protected Wildlife Is a Major Casualty In War-Torn Areas of Africa

During times of war, wild animals are more likely to be hunted or displaced from their natural habitat by humans seeking shelter. Rates of ivory poaching goes up and animal reproduction declines. From 1950 to 2000, more than 80 percent of wars across the globe occurred within biodiversity hotspots,