Latest Mozambique News

Ex-Mozambique finance minister fights extradition to US

Oct. 16, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang is challenging attempts to extradite him to the United States for a corruption trial related to a $2 billion debt scandal that rocked his country's economy. At his extradition hearing Wednesday in neighboring South Africa, Mozambique's...

Mozambique counts votes amid sporadic protests

Oct. 16, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Vote counting continues Wednesday in Mozambique's presidential and parliamentary elections, after isolated incidents of vandalism and violence tainted a generally peaceful night of tallying the ballots. One person was killed by police dispersing a crowd at a voting station after...

Mozambique votes in a crucial test of recent peace deal

Oct. 15, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique turned to vote-counting on Tuesday in an election that tests a wary peace in the southern African nation of nearly 30 million people, while scattered incidents of ballot-stuffing were reported and observers in several provinces were restricted from doing their work....

Mozambique braces for 'ill-tempered and nasty' election

Oct. 13, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's elections on Tuesday are almost certain to be won by the ruling Frelimo party and President Filipe Nyusi but it is unclear if the results will bring badly needed stability and economic growth. The southern African nation of nearly 30 million people has a strategic...

Murder of election observer in Mozambique causes outcry

Oct. 8, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The murder of a key local election observer in Mozambique a week before the presidential vote has caused an outcry, especially after police confirmed on Tuesday that several of the suspects were police officers. "This is a serious — and chilling — escalation of election...

Pope denounces danger of corruption in Mozambique Mass

Sep. 6, 2019 4:27 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Mozambique on Friday by consoling HIV-infected mothers and children and denouncing the rampant corruption that has helped make the southern African nation one of the world's poorest countries. Francis received a raucous welcome at both a...

Pope to Mozambique after new accord: 'Courage brings peace'

Sep. 5, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Pope Francis praised Mozambique's president and opposition leader Thursday for their courage in signing a landmark new peace accord, as he opened a visit to the southern African nation by calling for a future where reconciliation, hope and sustainable development become "weapons...

The Latest: Minnis: Many still in shelters on Grand Bahama

Sep. 4, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says he has visited storm-ravaged Grand Bahama, finding many people remain in shelters even though much of the flooding has eased. Minnis spoke at a news briefing Wednesday evening and...

Pope makes strategic visit to Mozambique after peace deal

Sep. 4, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Pope Francis opened a three-nation pilgrimage to southern Africa on Wednesday with a strategic visit to Mozambique, just weeks after the country's ruling party and armed opposition signed a new peace deal and weeks before national elections. Thirty years after St. John Paul II...

Pope on critics: It's 'an honor if the Americans attack me'

Sep. 4, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged his growing opposition within the conservative right-wing of the U.S. Catholic Church and said in off-hand remarks aboard the papal plane Wednesday it is "an honor if the Americans attack me." Francis commented on critics of his papacy when he...