Mozambique Prepares for Dangerous Cyclone Giovannaips.org | 16 Feb 2012
Cyclone Giovanna, equivalent to a category four hurricane – the same intensity as Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the United States in 2005 – hit Madagascar over the weekend, leaving 65 people dead and 11,000 people homeless. It is expected to strike southern Mozambique on Feb. 17 with maximum speeds of 100 to 150 kilometres per hour...
Mozambique increases budget for food, fuel subsidyfeedproxy.google.com | 16 Mar 2011
High food and fuel prices have forced Mozambique to increase its 2011 budget by 45 percent, to maintain subsidies reinstated after deadly protests last year, the finance minister said Monday.
Malawi Business Keen on Power From Mozambiqueips.org | 01 Mar 2011
The feasibility study looking at connecting Malawis electricity grid to Mozambiques Cahora-Bassa hydropower station was completed 15 years ago; a price for power was long ago agreed by the respective governments: but somehow the project is yet to go ahead. In recognition of serious energy...
MOZAMBIQUE: Manica Province lashed by rainIRIN News | 09 Feb 2011
Five of the 23 districts in Manica Province in central Mozambique have been "severely affected" by heavy rains. Raul Conde, president of the municipal council of Chimoio, the provincial capital, told IRIN that 80 dwellings had collapsed as a result of the rain, and nearly half the town's roads had...
Mozambique Co-existing With FloodsInter Press Service | 21 Jan 2011
April signals the tail end of the flood season in Mozambique. The country's water managers will soon be able to appraise the effects of changing policies. Each year, the many major rivers that flow through Mozambique on their way to the Indian Ocean - the Pungwe, the Limpopo, the Zambezi - swell with rain and burst their banks during the November-April rainy season. In 2001, the flooding killed around 700 people and displaced up to 500,000 others.
Mozambique Prepares for Worst Floods in 10 YearsInter Press Service | 20 Jan 2011
Flood alert levels are on orange in parts of Mozambique as disaster management services mobilise to respond to flooding potentially as bad as the catastrophe in 2000. Heavy downpours are steadily swelling the Southern African country's rivers, while authorities watch rainfall and water level indicators in countries upstream with a wary eye.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Pick of the year 2010IRIN News | 02 Jan 2011
The crises in Zimbabwe and Madagascar were a major focus of IRIN's Southern Africa coverage, though riots over food and fuel prices in early September 2010 in Mozambique managed to grab the headlines for a while.
Mozambique: Above Normal Rainfall ForecastAllAfrica.com | 21 Dec 2010
Maputo — Mozambique's National Meteorology Institute (INAM) has forecast above normal rains for most of the country for the second half of the rainy season (January-March). In most of the northern province of Cabo Delgado, and parts of the adjacent provinces of Niassa and Nampula, the forecast is for "normal rains with a trend to above normal". Everywhere else in Mozambique, the forecast is for above normal rains "with a trend to normal".
CLIMATE CHANGE: User-friendlier weather dataIRIN News | 06 Dec 2010
If central Mozambique is expected to get very little rain in the coming months, how should that information be shared with a small-scale farmer planting maize, the staple crop, in a remote village?
Mozambique: Government Prepared for Possible FloodsAllAfrica.com | 01 Dec 2010
Maputo — The Mozambican government says it is prepared to intervene in the event of any flooding during the current rainy season. Speaking in Maputo on Monday, the Minister of State Administration, Carmelita Namashalua, who is also deputy chairperson of the Natural Disaster Coordinating Council, guaranteed that the government will be able to rescue any people endangered by flood waters.
Mozambique: Controversial Bypass Under Way At Mozambique SmelterInter Press Service | 24 Nov 2010
Aluminium giant BHP Billiton's Mozal smelter has begun bypassing its fume treatment centres, emitting potentially dangerous fumes into the air without treating them first - despite a pending court case on the matter. The bypass was initially scheduled to begin on Nov. 1, but was postponed. On Nov. 16, Mozal released a communiqué stating that "after revisiting all data in light of stakeholder concerns Mozal remains confident that the by-pass will not harm the environment or human health."
Mozambique: Mozal 'By-Pass' BeginsAllAfrica.com | 22 Nov 2010
Maputo — The Mozal aluminium smelter on the outskirts of Maputo on Wednesday began its controversial "by-pass" operation, whereby pollutants will be emitted from the two fume treatment centres (FTCs) without passing through filters, while the FTCs are rebuilt. A Mozal spokesperson confirmed to AIM that the "filter by-pass" did indeed begin on Wednesday morning and will last for 137 days.
Opportunity to process Mozambique's prized coconutstradeinvestafrica.com | 19 Nov 2010
Cashew is an important cash crop in Mozambique, and the country is the biggest producer of coconuts and their derivatives in Africa. CPI, Mozambiques investment promotion agency, is marketing several agro-processing projects.
Deadly animal virus warning for Southern AfricaIRIN News | 05 Nov 2010
Johannesburg, 4 November 2010 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique, which share a border with Tanzania, to step up detection of a deadly animal virus which causes Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a contagious respiratory disease. PPR broke out in Tanzania in early 2010, threatening over 13.5 million goats and over 3.5 million sheep.
Mozambique: Residents Sabotage Water MainAllAfrica.com | 26 Oct 2010
Maputo — Residents of the Luis Cabral neighbourhood in Maputo on Sunday sabotaged the water main running through this suburb, and helped themselves to the water that gushed out of the holes they had knocked in the pipes.
Could Water-Efficient Maize Boost Africa's Food Security?Inter Press Service | 21 Oct 2010
As controlled field trials of a genetically modified (GM) crop are about to begin in five African countries amidst promises of improved crops grown under poor conditions, critics are charging organisations of selling out the interests of African farmers.
BHP Billiton plans six month bypass of smelter smokestack scrubbersAfricaFiles | 27 Sep 2010
Civil society groups are challenging a six-month authorisation granted to aluminium giant BHP Billiton to emit potentially dangerous fumes from its Mozal smelter into the air without treating them first. The presence of fluoride in the anode production process means that compounds which pose both...