Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Center for Mozambican and International Studies

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News Summary. 1st December, 2009. English


Appeal of RENAMO: CC prepares statement

The Constitutional Council (CC) is finalizing the assessment of the appeal by RENAMO, which requires the cancellation of the elections of 28 October and proposes a new ballot allegedly for the irregularities that affected the final result. Source of the CC said that the board of judges of that court met yesterday to examine the issue, among other things. (http://www.jornalnoticias.co.mz/pls/notimz2/getxml/pt/contentx/926808)

FRELIMO humiliates RENAMO in the Municipal Assembly of Maputo

Members of FRELIMO bench in the Municipal Assembly of Maputo transformed the last session of that organ into a "school of noise." They abused the fact of having more time available to intervene during the sessions by making mockery of the minority benches, including RENAMO and the group Juntos Pela Cidade (JPC). In this case, the main victim was RENAMO. (http://www.canalmoz.com/default.jsp?file=ver_artigo&nivel=1&id=6&idRec=6831)

Attorney General of Angola visits Maputo

Invited by his Mozambican counterpart, Judge Augusto Paulino, the Attorney General of the Republic of Angola, General João Maria de Sousa, started this Monday, a working visit to our country. The Attorney General said that he expects to strengthen ties of cooperation between the two countries. During his stay in Mozambique, João de Sousa and his delegation will visit the province of Nampula. (http://www.tim.co.mz/por/Noticias/Nacional/PGR-angolano-em-Maputo)

Former Managing Director of INSS was dismissed of Public Service

The former General Director of the National Institute of Social Security (INSS), Abilio Mussane, was dismissed from the civil service, in the wake of the disciplinary proceedings brought against him, under orders of the Minister of Labor, Helena Taipo, around allegations of violations of rules that guide the functioning of the institution. (O País. 1st December, 2009)


World Day to combat AIDS

Today is the World Day to Combat HIV-AIDS. The central ceremonies will be led by the President of the Republic, Armando Guebuza. The celebrations, this year take place under the slogan "Look to the future. Make HIV testing," occur at a time when the fight against this disease is still far from defeated in the country, due to a number of factors, including the fragility of prevention strategies, lack of coordination of actions between the various entities involved in programs to combat the pandemic, among other things. (http://www.jornalnoticias.co.mz/pls/notimz2/getxml/pt/contentx/926802)

Mozambique will claim for greenhouse gases reduction

Mozambique will ask developed countries to take decisions that contribute to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in Africa, at the Copenhagen Summit. This position had already been taken by the African Union. (Bom dia Mocambique. Radio Moçambique. 1st December, 2009).

Government will make concessions to the private road maintenance

According to the Minister of Public Works, Felicio Zacarias, a system for providing maintenance on private roads will be introduced in the near future. Preliminary talks for the effect are currently being held with the World Bank. The measure aims to ensure full support of that infrastructure. To this end, the National Roads Administration (ANE) has a plan for the rehabilitation of all the national critical roads. (http://www.jornalnoticias.co.mz/pls/notimz2/getxml/pt/contentx/926787)

Center for Agricultural Technology of China in Mozambique

The opening of the first Center for Research and Transfer of Agricultural Technology of China in Mozambique is scheduled for early 2010. The center promises to increase the productivity of the fields in the country. The unit will use the Chinese agricultural capacity to boost agricultural productivity in Mozambique, through improved methods of cultivation and training of scientists and farmers. The Center is being built in the district of Boane, in Maputo and has investment of 55 million dollars. (http://www.clubofmozambique.com/pt/sectionnews.php?secao=economia&id=14703&tipo=one)


Six thousand cases of violence against women were registered

More than six thousand cases of violence against women were registered from January to June of this year across the country. This situation is worrying the government authorities, taking into account the various initiatives taken to reverse this scenario. A press release from the Ministry of Women and Social Action (MMAS) realizes that the city of Maputo has the highest rate with 951 cases, followed by Manica and Inhambane with 938 and 881 respectively. The government adopted a National Action Plan for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence against Women, aiming to combat the evil. It also ratified several international conventions aimed at eliminating all forms of discrimination against women. (http://www.jornalnoticias.co.mz/pls/notimz2/getxml/pt/contentx/926788)

Dispute of land in Pemba

The criminal court of the city of Pemba condemned yesterday the current Provincial Director of Coordination of Environmental Affairs, in Cabo Delgado, Policarpo Napica, for 40 days in prison, a fine substitute for the daily rate of 30.00 MT and compensation amounting of 3000.00 MT, for the crime of threatening the businessman Arby Mussa. Mussa was authorized by Municipality of Pemba to build a commercial complex on a site for which the family Napica says to be its belonging by virtue of using it for over four decades, although not having any documentation to prove it. The defendant was also ordered to pay 100.00 MT of justice tax and 300.00 MT of fees. (http://www.jornalnoticias.co.mz/pls/notimz2/getxml/pt/contentx/926845)

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