Latest Mozambique News

Congo basin peatland rainforest oil leases up for auction

Jul. 28, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Sections of a renowned peatland tropical forest in the Congo Basin that plays a crucial role in Africa's climate system go up for oil and gas auction in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday. The DRC government will auction 30 oil...

African nations talk climate ahead of major UN meeting

Jul. 27, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — African nations opened climate talks in the Mozambican capital Maputo on Wednesday to identify their priorities and come up with a common position ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Egypt in November, known as COP27. The talks come as the...

UN to monitor Ukraine war for violations against children

Jul. 11, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Monday it will start monitoring the war in Ukraine and conflicts in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Africa’s central Sahel region for violations against children, including killings, injuries, recruitment, rape and other forms of sexual violence. ...

Ukraine war blamed for fuel hikes in South Africa, continent

Jun. 01, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are feeling the bite of fuel price increases as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the rise in the Brent crude oil price. Neighboring Zimbabwe and other African countries are also grappling with increasing fuel prices. South...

Mozambique declares polio outbreak linked to Pakistan

May. 18, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Health authorities in Mozambique declared a polio outbreak Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country’s northeastern Tete province had been paralyzed by the disease. The case in Mozambique is the second imported case of polio in southern Africa...

US, others say Africa has become main target of IS group

May. 11, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A senior U.S. official said Wednesday the world must remain vigilant about the continued threat posed by the Islamic State group around the globe — especially in Africa — a reminder of an unfinished war despite the overwhelming preoccupation with the conflict in Ukraine....