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Stories about Mozambique

Newly elected Mozambican MP who lacks upper limbs plans to focus on education

"I believe that by being here in the great chamber I will encourage and inspire many people by the things I will do during my mandate."

New privacy law in Mozambique threatens freedom of expression, activists say

New legislation criminalizes all types of invasion of privacy via mobile phones, and the publication of images or videos of third parties without their consent.

Has Russia influenced the general elections in Mozambique?

The suspicions about Russia began before the elections with the publication of an electoral poll that gave clear victory for Frelimo.

2019: A year of flipping scripts and changing narratives in Africa

2019, a year of changing narratives in Africa: Revolutions. Internet shutdowns. Tree-planting. Migration. Feminist songs. Media crackdowns. Cyclones and climate change. Opposition rising. Cultural icons dying. Illness, cures, and healing.

Civil society criticizes the arrest of 18 political delegates in Mozambique

Political delegates of the New Democracy party were arrested, accused of carrying fake credentials.

Join Global Voices’ #WritingTowardFreedom Twitter chat on December 11, 2019

How has ethnic hate speech, mis- and disinformation and internet shutdowns become insidious threats to online freedom of expression in Africa? Join us for this discussion in a Twitter chat.

In Mozambique, Frelimo's landslide electoral victory rejected by opposition

Frelimo also elected 184 out of 250 seats of the unicameral legislative and all 10 provincial governors.

Portuguese rapper causes controversy for portraying domestic violence in music video

Dozens of women's rights associations criticized the rapper Valete, who responded saying the controversy was "empty".

Mozambican journalists and activists targeted with threats in election year

Human rights organizations documented several cases in which journalists and activists were threatened and subjected to pressures interfering with their work in relation to the elections.

Journalists faced obstacles covering elections in Mozambique, regional observer said

In a note shared by email on 12 September the Mozambique chapter of the Institute for Media in Southern Africa (MISA) said political party members have prevented journalists from covering...

Mozambique signs third peace accord amid divisions in opposition and public indifference

While the ceremony that ended Mozambique's third civil war took place, the majority of Maputo's residents were at work, or trapped in the capital’s chaotic traffic.

Mozambique pushes for SIM card registration, raising privacy concerns

The measure would make it easier for the authorities to identify the owners of registered SIM cards.

Who are the presidential candidates in Mozambique's October elections?

On July 31, Mozambique's Constitutional Council approved four candidates: Filipe Nyusi, Ossufo Momade, Daviz Simango and Mário Albino.

Mozambique criminalizes child marriage

According to one study, Mozambique is the 11th country in the world with the highest rate of child marriages.

Mozambique, Cote d'Ivoire make legal strides for women and children’s rights 

In July 2019, Mozambique and Cote d'Ivoire were the latest countries in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen marriage laws to empower girls and women. But implementation and enforcement remain a challenge.

Video of the military using violent methods divides public opinion and highlights gravity of the attacks in northern Mozambique

"Mozambican president, Filipe Nyusi, called the attacks acts of terrorism and promised the military would continue the combat on the ground and would not rest until peace is restored."

Mozambicans celebrate after the state's infamous ‘hidden debts’ are declared null

On 4 June, Mozambique’s Constitutional Council, declared null the guarantees from the Mozambican state for debts acquired by public companies following a petition by civil society organizations.

Mozambican contestant won world bodybuilding competition in Hong Kong

Saraiva is a renowned figure for bodybuilders in Mozambique.

Mozambican journalists are released pending trial, after months in detention

Amade Abubacar and Germano Adriano were in detention since January, but were only formally charged on 16 April. Now they must await trial on probation.

A Global Voices story helps translation competition winners express their passion for the Czech language

An international competition of translation into Czech using a GV story presents awards to global winners.

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