High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique

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  • Significant improvement in Covid-19 situation

    The situation of the Covid-19 pandemic improved significantly in Mozambique in August, with a reduction in new cases of almost 50 per cent, in comparison with July.

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  • Fourth consecutive month of deflation

    In July, prices fell in Mozambique for the fourth consecutive month, according to figures published by the National Statistics Institute (INE), based on the consumer price indices for the three largest cities (Maputo, Nampula and Beira).

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  • HCB to increase discharge

    Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), the company that operates the Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi River, on 11 August warned that it will increase the discharge from the dam’s floodgates from 1 September. According to a release from Mozambique’s Central Regional Water Board (ARA-Centro), the move will result in an increase of the waters discharged into the Zambezi to 2,100 cubic meters a second.

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  • Half a million vaccine doses arrive

    A further 500,000 doses of the VeroCell vaccine, produced by the Chinese company Sinopharm, for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, arrived in Maputo on 9 August.

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  • President Nyusi extends phase II of vaccination campaign

    President Filipe Nyusi on 17 July extended the administration of the second dose of vaccine against Covid-19, under the second phase of the national vaccination campaign. He announced a three day extension to give a further opportunity to all those who have taken the first dose of the vaccine, but not the second.

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  • Kenmare sets record for ilmenite production

    The Dublin and London listed company Kenmare Resources, which operates the Moma titanium minerals mine on the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, on 14 July announced that it set a record for production of ilmenite in the second quarter of this year.

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  • UNICEF needs $80 million for Mozambique operations

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 12 July lamented that it has only received $16.3 million in donations to provide life-saving and life-sustaining services for children in Mozambique.

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  • Mozambique in grip of third wave of Covid-19

    There can no longer be any doubt – Mozambique is indeed in the grip of a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, declared the Director of Surveys of the National Health Institute (INS), Sergio Chicumbe, on 5 July.

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  • Mozambique receives humanitarian aid from EU

    The European Union and the governments of Portugal and Italy have coordinated efforts to undertake three flights carrying humanitarian cargo to support the victims of extremist violence in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.

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