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Mozambique’s Ministry of Energy backs Upcoming Gas & Power Conference

Mozambique’s Ministry of Energy backs Upcoming Gas & Power Conference

AFRICA
MAPUTO, Mozambique, September 7, 2020/ -- Africa Oil & Power (www.AfricaOilAndPower.com) has signed a strategic partnership with Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy for the upcoming Mozambique Gas & Power 2021 Conference & Exhibition (March 8-9); Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy H.E. Max Tonela will be in attendance, accompanied by a ministerial delegation of high-level decision makers; Africa Oil & Power represents the continent’s leading investment promotion platform for the energy sector. Africa Oil & Power (AOP) is proud to announce its strategic partnership with Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) for the inaugural Mozambique Gas & Power (MGP) 2021 Conference & Exhibition, taking place in Maputo ...
Coronavirus – Mozambique: Families fleeing attacks seek shelter in COVID-19 hotspot; Country’s largest treatment centre opens

Coronavirus – Mozambique: Families fleeing attacks seek shelter in COVID-19 hotspot; Country’s largest treatment centre opens

HEALTH
MAPUTO, Mozambique -- Attacks on towns and villages in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado have intensified, forcing thousands of people to flee by foot, boat or road to the provincial capital, a COVID-19 hotspot where the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helped build the country’s largest treatment centre that opened yesterday.Families have arrived in Pemba exhausted and traumatized after leaving their homes with few or no possessions, with more expected to possibly arrive in the coming weeks who fled recent attacks in Mocímboa da Praia and other parts of the province.“People fleeing armed conflict in Mozambique are trading this life-threatening danger for the risk of COVID. The new treatment centre will help the community respond to the health crisis, but these...
African Development Bank set to join landmark $20 billion Mozambique LNG financing

African Development Bank set to join landmark $20 billion Mozambique LNG financing

AFRICA
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 22, 2020/ -- The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has concluded its bid to co-finance the construction of Mozambique's integrated Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant by signing a senior loan of $400 million for the transformational project. The Mozambique LNG Area 1 Project, estimated to cost over $20 billion, is ranked Africa's single largest foreign direct investment to date. It comprises a global team of energy developers and operators, led by Total alongside Mitsui, Oil India, ONGC Videsh Limited, Bharat Petroleum, PTT Exploration, as well as Mozambique's national oil and gas company, ENH. With the signing on 15 July, the Bank joins a global syndicate of commercial banks, development finance institutions and export credit agencies to provide the r...
Coronavirus – Mozambique: Market and Price Monitoring

Coronavirus – Mozambique: Market and Price Monitoring

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GENEVA, Switzerland, July 22, 2020/ -- Overview • According to the behavior of basic food prices in June, important variations were detected in urban markets monitored by INFOCOM and rural markets monitored by SIMA (maize grain, manufactured corn flour, imported rice, butter beans, vegetable oil and sugar); • In some rural markets monitored by SIMA, there were pronounced decreases in the average price of butter beans (33.3%) and maize grain (20%), which can be explained by the availability of these commodities during this season (i.e. the beginning of the harvest season mainly in rural areas of Mozambique); • Prices of imported goods such as imported rice and vegetable oil increased in some markets. This can be partly attributed to the continued depreciation of the metical agains...
African Energy Chamber and Mozambican Oil & Gas Chamber Agree to Work on Local Content Development

African Energy Chamber and Mozambican Oil & Gas Chamber Agree to Work on Local Content Development

AFRICA
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 21, 2020/ -- The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) and the Mozambican Oil & Gas Chamber (CPGM) have signed a cooperation agreement to support the development of local content in Mozambique and the attraction of investments into key segments of the country’s energy industry. With multi-billion dollar LNG projects under-construction, including Coral South FLNG and Mozambique LNG, the country is on its way to become a global gas market and competitive African energy frontier. Ongoing developments, and potential future ones such as Rovuma LNG, have the potential to transform the Mozambican economy not only through the generation of revenues for the state, but also through the monetization of domestic gas across industries. As it is the c...
Coronavirus – Mozambique: Thousands of Mozambican Miners to receive Health Checks, return to South Africa

Coronavirus – Mozambique: Thousands of Mozambican Miners to receive Health Checks, return to South Africa

HEALTH
RESSANO GARCIA, Mozambique, July 18, 2020/ -- Thousands of Mozambican miners are returning to work in neighboring South Africa for the first time since borders closed in March due to COVID-19. Five hundred miners screened for the virus by their hiring agency, have received health checks at an IOM cross-border Occupational Health Centre, which operates in cooperation with Mozambique’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security.  The center was created to improve the early diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB), a condition which disproportionately affects mine workers.   The first group of workers who were called to return by mining companies are in quarantine in South Africa fo...
Coronavirus – Mozambique: Ministry of Health, Mozambique recieves donation from British High Commission in Maputo and WHO

Coronavirus – Mozambique: Ministry of Health, Mozambique recieves donation from British High Commission in Maputo and WHO

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MAPUTO, Mozambique, July 3, 2020/ -- Thanks to British High Commission in Maputo, WHO donated 13 laptops + modems to MoH to support with COVID19 response. This is to better ensure effective implementation and monitoring of community activities as well as to enable community actors to keep up with virtual trainings for the response.
AFRICA: In Mozambique, water project boosts yields as farmers grapple with climate extremes.

AFRICA: In Mozambique, water project boosts yields as farmers grapple with climate extremes.

AFRICA
The project provided irrigation kits, constructed boreholes, small dams and water troughs that increased access to water for people and cattleABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 2, 2020/ -- Felicidade Machava, 60, likes to recount the story about how, one year, she filled a small truck with maize from her harvest.  Machava, is a farmer in Guija district in Mozambique. The country has been experiencing weather volatility in the form of longer and more frequent cyclones and droughts. Extreme climate events affect the agriculture sector, a source of employment for 70% of Mozambicans, by hampering productivity, straining subsistence output, and reducing opportunities along the agricultural value chain. With funding from the African Development Bank, Climate Investment Funds and the...
Maputo Protocol Scorecard and index introduced to monitor implementation of Women’s Rights

Maputo Protocol Scorecard and index introduced to monitor implementation of Women’s Rights

AFRICA
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 27, 2020/ -- The African Union Commission (AUC)’s Women, Gender and Development Directorate (WGDD) has kicked off a series of engagement on the validation of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol) Scorecard and Index (MPSI). The Scorecard and Index is an innovative contribution to the body of tools that seek to enhance accountability and assess the progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) and the implementation of the Maputo Protocol. The Maputo Protocol Scorecard and Index has been developed to support effective gender equitable COVID-19 response and recovery monitoring and implementation of the Maputo Protocol. It underscores the need to uphold women’s rights...
Local Enterprises Lead at Mozambique Gas and Power Event, to Launch in March 2021

Local Enterprises Lead at Mozambique Gas and Power Event, to Launch in March 2021

AFRICA
MAPUTO, Mozambique, June 12, 2020/ -- Africa Oil & Power (www.AfricaOilandPower.com) announces the launch of the Mozambique Gas & Power 2021 event, scheduled for March 2021; Africa Oil & Power will work closely with local partners and the Mozambican private sector to tell the story of Mozambique’s rich future as an LNG player. The event will offer training and workshops to SMEs entering the gas and power sector; The event will gather all stakeholders and potential investors with the aim of promoting broad based economic development through energy.  Africa Oil & Power (AOP), Africa’s energy investment platform, is proud to announce that it will host the first ever Mozambique Gas & Power Conference & Exhibition, on 8-9 March 2021, in Maputo. Under the theme ‘Le...
UGANDA: Lumumba invites Opposition leaders to NRM meeting

UGANDA: Lumumba invites Opposition leaders to NRM meeting

AFRICA
A statement by the NRM senior communications officer, Rogers Mulindwa, said those invited include chairpersons or presidents and secretary generals of Forum for Democratic Change, Democratic Party, Justice Forum and Uganda People’s Conference.   “She said her decision to invite these sister Political Parties follows a cordial working relationship amongst them under Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD),” Mulindwa said.    Mulindwa added that the SG was optimistic the Opposition leaders would honour the invitation.   The party has also invited several political parties from South Sudan, China, Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania and Namibia to attend the conference.   NRM is set to hold its national conference at the Mandela ...
Mozambique president sworn in after contested re-election

Mozambique president sworn in after contested re-election

AFRICA
A number of African leaders were present in Maputo as Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi was sworn in for a second and final term Wednesday after five turbulent years in office amid two armed insurgencies. Nyusi won re-election in October with 73% of the vote, while the opposition alleged irregularities. Aside the African heads of state, the president of Portugal, the former colonial power, also attended the inauguration in the southern African country of 30 million people. African leaders present included the following: Cyril Ramaphosa, South AfricaMogkweetsi Masisi, BotswanaEmmerson Mnangagwa, ZimbabwePaul Kagame, RwandaEdgar Lungu, ZambiaJoao Lourenco, AngolaSsekandi, VP of Uganda The crowning achievement of Nyusi’s first term was meant to be the peace agreement ...