Mozambique scraps colonial-era homosexuality ban
Mozambique scraps colonial-era homosexuality ban

 Mozambique decriminalised homosexuality on Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights in Africa.

Mozambique marks 40 years of independence with pomp and parades

Mozambique on Thursday marked 40 years of independence from Portugal with military parades and displays in extravagant ceremonies that were shunned by the opposition.

PM greets Mozambique on its Independence Day
PM greets Mozambique on its Independence Day

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people of Mozambique on the country`s Independence day.

South Africa shipwreck a `milestone` in slave trade study

The discovery of a wrecked slave ship off the South African coast in which more than 200 captives drowned marks a milestone in the study of the slave trade, the Smithsonian Institution said Monday.

South Africa suspends Parliament to fight xenophobia

 South Africa`s Parliament will be suspended next week to enable lawmakers to return to their constituencies to spread the anti-xenophobia message, in the wake of deadly attacks on African migrants.

South Africa sends in army to quell anti-immigrant attacks

South African soldiers were deployed overnight to tackle gangs targeting and killing foreigners after at least seven people died in a wave of anti-immigrant violence, AFP photographers witnessed.

Mozambique pays homage to slain top lawyer

Hundreds of rights activists and students staged a march in Maputo on Saturday in memory of a government critic and prominent French-Mozambican lawyer who was shot dead earlier this week.

International maritime conference to begin from Mar 20

Strengthening maritime security and trade among Indian Ocean rim countries will be the focus of a 3-day international conference to be inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on March 20.

Mozambique extends stay for foreign military observers

Mozambique has extended the mission of foreign military observers deployed across the southern African country since October to ensure post-election peace.

2 foreign journalists held in Mozambique

Two journalists, a German and a Swede, were held briefly by police while investigating rhino poaching in southern Mozambique, one of them has said.

Brandon Fernandes signs for Sporting Clube de Goa
Brandon Fernandes signs for Sporting Clube de Goa

Young Goan football talent Brandon Fernandes has been given clearance to play for Sporting Clube de Goa, more than four months after joining training of the side since September.

Death toll in Mozambique floods rises to 117

The death toll from flooding in parts of Mozambique has risen to 117, with more than 157,000 people affected, official figures showed Monday.

Mozambique`s new cabinet angers former rebels

Mozambique`s opposition Renamo party has reacted angrily to the make-up of the government appointed by new President Filipe Nyusi, saying it contradicts his pledge to promote peace.

Opposition boycotts swearing-in of Mozambique`s president

Mozambique`s new President Filipe Nyusi was sworn into office on Thursday in a ceremony boycotted by the main opposition party, which has rejected the results of October`s elections.

69 people die after drinking contaminated beer in Mozambique

Authorities in Mozambique say the number of people who died after drinking contaminated traditional beer has risen to 69.

Mozambique's Renamo boycotts parliament and threatens secession

Mozambique`s main opposition party Renamo on Monday boycotted the opening of parliament in protest at last October`s election results as its leader threatened to create a parallel government.

At least 56 dead in Mozambique beer poisoning

At least 56 people including a toddler in the north-west of Mozambique have died from apparent poisoning after consuming traditional beer known as "phombe", local authorities said on Sunday.

52 people die after drinking poisoned beer in Mozambique

Health authorities in Mozambique say 52 people have died after drinking a contaminated traditional beer.

Mozambique`s opposition Renamo spokesman arrested

 Police in Mozambique arrested a senior official of Renamo, the country`s largest opposition party, Tuesday on charges of inciting violence amid renewed political tension between the former rebel group and the government.

Mozambique court confirms ruling party won election

Mozambique`s electoral body on Tuesday confirmed the ruling Frelimo party`s candidate Filipe Nyusi had won October`s presidential election, as the opposition still refused to accept defeat.