Tag Archives: Mozambique

Initiative to cut post-harvest grains losses launched

An initiative has been launched to promote the scale-up of innovative technologies for reducing post-harvest losses in Sub-Saharan Africa and help combat malnutrition, food insecurity and poverty.


Agricultural scientists and other experts at the …

A way forward for LGBTI rights in Africa

Their efforts and alliances have resulted in palpable change in legislation, court decisions, health policies and shifting public opinion across Africa. They need support.

The horrific shootings targeting the LGBTI community in the United States …

Mozambique’s 2013 elections: The end of liberation movement politics?

In Mozambique’s latest municipal elections the governing party FRELIMO (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique) appears to have obliterated any opposition when it managed to win 49 out of 53 contested municipalities. RENAMO (Resistência Nacional de …

How rats become heroes in Africa

African giant pouched rats can be trained to sniff out the explosives in landmines. Belgian non-governmental organisation APOPO is using the huge rodents to assist in a programme that aims to eradicate mines from Mozambique …

China’s oil safari crosses Japan’s energy diplomacy in Africa

With his five-day African tour, Japan’s leader Shinzo Abe has landed on the continent as “Japan’s top salesman.” Cladded with a business delegation, Shinzo Abe is pledging more than $14 billion in aid and trade …

The legacy of Eusébio

Historian Eric Hobsbawn once wrote of the centrality of national soccer teams to national identity in Europe, that “the imagined community of millions seems more real as a team of eleven named people.” And that …

Moçambique: Why has Renamo gone back to the bush?

Mozambique has just undergone its fourth municipal elections. With the Resistência Nacional de Moçambique (RENAMO) reiterating its strategy of not participating and its leader Alfonso Dhlakama retreating to the bush, the 20 November election preliminary …

Politically reduced, broke and with no clear vision: Renamo returns to the bush

Recent skirmishes between Renamo guerrillas and Mozambican government military, leading to Monday’s attack on Afonso Dhlakama’s headquarters in Santungira, need to be viewed in a broader context of post-war history. Dhlakama has failed to convert …