Death toll in Mozambique Renamo shootout rises to 20: Police

The death toll in a roadside gun battle involving a convoy carrying Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama has risen to 20, police said today, heightening tensions in the troubled southern African nation.

Mozambique blames `human error` for 24 dumped babies

 Mozambican authorities Sunday blamed human error after 24 still-born babies from a local hospital were dumped at a waste site, news agency AIM reported.

Gujarat: Mozambique President meets batchmates during visit to alma mater

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday went down the memory lane during a visit to his alma mater -- the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) -- where he met 18 of his classmates.

India ready to partner with Mozambique in all development areas: President

 India stands ready to partner with Mozambique in all areas of its development and both countries should work together to diversify bilateral trade, President Pranab Mukherjee has said.

India, Mozambique discuss boosting maritime security cooperation

India and Mozambique on Wednesday discussed ways to intensify cooperation in maritime security, ocean economy and defence as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi here.

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.

Oil diplomacy: Pradhan to visit Mozambique next month

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is likely to visit Mozambique next month to press the African nation to quickly ratify a law that will help Indian firms proceed with multi-billion dollar gas project.

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.

Godrej Consumer hikes stake in Darling Group to 90%

Continuing with its focus on Africa, FMCG firm Godrej Consumer Products Ltd today hiked its stake in hair extension brand Darling South Africa and Mozambique businesses to 90 percent.

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.