Stories about Mozambique
Lusophone African countries condemn attacks against democracy in Brazil
After their leaders spoke out, some citizens pointed out parallels to the situation in Brazil and their own countries.
Brazil’s 2022 elections seen from Angola and Mozambique
Despite the distance between them, Brazil remains part of daily debate in Angola and Mozambique.
Freedom House reveals how Mozambique resists China's influence in the media sector
Freedom House shed new light on China's influence in the communications sector in several countries around the world, including Mozambique.
Mozambique, Africa's most climate-vulnerable country, calls for more action at COP27
Mozambique has been in an increasingly delicate situation compared to the countries that pollute the most in the world.
Portugal apologizes for colonial massacre in Mozambique
The Portuguese government has appologized for The Wiriamu massacre, an incident on December 16, 1972, when around 400 unarmed civilians were killed by Portuguese soldiers in Wiriamu, Mozambique.
New laws undermine freedom of expression and press in Mozambique
Whoever discloses by any means classified information under this Law shall be punished with imprisonment from 12 to 16 years.
Can Lusophone African countries solve Europe's energy crisis?
Western countries are trying to diversify gas purchases from Russia. Some analysts believe Anglophone-African gas-producing countries could be a viable alternative.
Press freedom is marked by fear and insecurity in Mozambique
Among festive messages and recognition of the work done by journalists, the day was marked by a moment of consternation, due to the difficult situation in the local media.
Mozambican government websites suffer cyber attack
The hackers posted a ransom request in exchange for the government site data. Officials have not yet identified the perpetrators.
A school book reignites the debate on homosexuality in Mozambique
The Ministry of Education decided to remove the school book from classes, essentially banning discussions of sexual orientation and masturbation in the classroom.
Nigerian citizen is prevented from entering Mozambique, reigniting debate on mobility in Africa
The debate did not go unnoticed by several Mozambicans, who condemned the immigration authorities' actions, showing solidarity with the traveler.
Mozambican government reacts to conflict by imposing its own digital narratives
An on-going armed conflict is depriving Mozambicans of their right to access reliable information as the government spares no efforts to impose its own narratives
Colonial prejudices and vaccine nationalism drive COVID-19 African travel bans
Omicron has spread to many countries, but most Western countries red-listed only southern African countries. This is reflective of the colonial stereotyping of Africans as savages from a diseased continent.
Access to healthcare will no longer be denied to Mozambicans because of their clothing
The Ministry of Health (MISAU) issued a statement discouraging health professionals from prohibiting the user's access to the Health Unit (US) due to clothing or other accessories.
Paulina Chiziane, Mozambican writer, wins the Camões Award of 2021
Paulina Chiziane, 66, was born in Manjacaze, Mozambique and studied Linguistics in Maputo. In 33 years, this is the third time that the prize has been awarded to a Mozambican author.
Pandora Papers revelations across Lusophone countries
Numerous politicians were implicated in Angola, Mozambique, and Portugal. Before that, their names had never been attached to offshore scandals.
Mozambique: innovative media initiative allows vulnerable groups to access information
TV Surdo, an initiative created in 2008, aims to produce content for people with hearing and visual impairments.
Biggest financial scandal in Mozambique's history proceeds to trial
Among those involved in the case are the former Minister of Finance, the son of the former President, as well as leaders of the country's secret service.
Mozambican journalist receives international prize for press freedom
The award winner, Matias Guente "has faced a series of threats for his harsh reporting, including police interrogations, accusations of rape, state secrecy, and conspiracy and an attempted kidnapping in 2019."
Image of marijuana leaves on an energy drink creates debate in Mozambique
The authorities claim that the drink encourages cannabis consumption, which is prohibited in Mozambique.
How ‘Yasuke’ offers a new perspective on the history and current relations of Africans in Japan
The revelation that an actual African Samurai did indeed exist has triggered important conversations about his origins and the experience of the African diaspora in Japan today.