Saturday, January 24, 2015

Devastating Floods in Mozambique

Floods that have been raging in Mozambique for 10 days have killed 71 people, authorities said on Monday.
The floods sparked by heavy rains have affected the north and centre of the southern African country.
Forty-nine of the victims died in the central Zambezia province, where the river Licungo burst its banks, said Rita Almeida from the National Disaster Management Institute.
Nearly 30 000 people have been rescued and placed in 34 accommodation centres.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mozambique New President

Mozambique's new president, Filipe Nyusi, left, and outgoing president Armando Guebuza

during his inauguration ceremony at the Praca da Independencia in Maputo.
Mr Nyusi took the oath of office and pledged "to open constructive dialogue with all political forces and civil society organisations to promote peace" in a country ravaged by a brutal 16-year civil war that ended in 1992. "I represent a new generation, a generation that inherits huge success and exciting challenges," he said.

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