Latest Mozambique News

Extremists step up violence in gas-rich northern Mozambique

May. 15, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique’s armed forces have killed 50 Islamic extremist fighters this week in two battles in the country's north where the insurgents have launched 11 attacks this month, the government said Thursday. The attacks show a marked increase in extremist violence in gas-rich...

High-flying balloons to boost northern Mozambique's internet

May. 13, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Balloons floating 12 miles over northern Mozambique are planned to provide the remote and violence-prone region with stable internet connections, according to Google's parent company, Alphabet, and local mobile telecoms provider Vodacom. The stratospheric balloons are expected to...

Bakair Zaina, a blind migrant from Mozambique, sits on the floor of his room he shares with two sons in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 14, 2020. A total of 23 families of blind and disabled foreign nationals living in the dilapidated building and earning a living by street begging have been hard hit by South Africa's lockdown as they are forced to remain indoors. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

Virus lockdown worsens suffering for Johannesburg beggars

Apr. 29, 2020 5:08 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Inock Mukanhairi shows the small amount of food that he has for himself, his wife, Angeline, and five children — barely enough to make it through another week of South Africa's strict coronavirus lockdown. The 58-year-old and his wife are both blind. Normally, they would be...