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Mozambique: Nyusi Warns Young People Against False Recruiters

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[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday urged young people not to be deceived by false promises of jobs from individuals whose real purpose is to recruit youths into the ranks of the armed groups fighting against government forces in parts of northern and central Mozambique.
          

AFDB provides $400 mln loan for Mozambique LNG project

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African Development Bank said it has approved a long-term loan of $400 million to support the building of an integrated Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant, including a liquefaction facility in...

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11/30/2019: Business: Green light: Kenmare to move plant in Mozambique

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IRISH mining group Kenmare Resources has received final environmental approval for a purpose-built road to Pilivili by the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development in Mozambique. As part of its growth strategy to increase production to 1.2...
          

Mozambique Retail Market to 2026 Flourishes with Prestigious Players

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 28, 2019 ) New store openings, acquisitions and e-commerce drive will drive Mozambique retail industry outlook to 2026. Further, strong M&A activity coupled with expansion of distribution channels will benefit the companies operating in the Mozambique retail markets. On...
          

Gender Inequality in Employment in Mozambique

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Gender Inequality in Employment in Mozambique

Gradín, C. & Tarp, F., 2019, In : South African Journal of Economics. 87, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Original languageEnglish
JournalSouth African Journal of Economics
Volume87
Issue number2
ISSN0038-2280
Publication statusPublished - 2019

          

Investigating Growing Inequality in Mozambique

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Investigating Growing Inequality in Mozambique

Gradín, C. & Tarp, F., 2019, In : South African Journal of Economics. 87, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Original languageEnglish
JournalSouth African Journal of Economics
Volume87
Issue number2
ISSN0038-2280
Publication statusPublished - 2019

          

Putin’s shady Wagner Group mercenary army flee Mozambique after 10 are beheaded ‘by ISIS’

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HORROR DEATHS Putin’s shady Wagner Group mercenary army flee Mozambique after 10 are beheaded ‘by ISIS’ Lottie Tiplady-Bishop 25 Nov 2019, 16:40 Updated: 25 Nov 2019, 16:42 THE Russian Wagner Group… You must be logged in to view this content. … Continue reading
          

Bodies of PMC Wagner fighters delivered to Vladimir Region from Mozambique

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International review 21:24 / 19.11.2019 To russian version 0 comments Bodies of PMC Wagner fighters delivered to Vladimir Region from Mozambique All materials Related news: Brutality during massacre of fighters of… You must be logged in to view this content. … Continue reading
          

Mozambican commercial banks see solid performance in 2018, KPMG says

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Commercial banks operating in Mozambique performed well in 2018, with profits rising by 28% from 13.4 billion meticais in 2017 to about 17.2 billion meticais, according to a study released in Maputo by KPMG Auditors and Consultants.
          

SA #Business ‘should turn its eyes to Mozambique’

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Durban - The High Commissioner of South Africa to Mozambique, Ambassador Mandisi Mpahlwa, says Mozambique is teeming with investment and trade opportunities as the country is on an upward economic ...
          

Pestana abrirá un hotel de 30M € en Nueva York

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Pestana Hotels abrirá en enero de 2020 su hotel número 100 y el primero en Nueva York. El hotel Pestana Park Avenue ha demandado una inversión superior a los 300 millones de euros


El Pestana Park Avenue es un hotel boutique de 27 plantas, cuyo diseño interior combina elementos neoyorquinos y portugueses. La propiedad cuenta con 95 habitaciones, muchas de las cuales ofrecen vistas de algunos de los rascacielos más emblemáticos de Nueva York, como el Empire State Building o el Edificio Chrysler.

El hotel se encuentra ubicado en el corazón de Manhattan, en la céntrica calle 39, entre la famosa Madison y Park Avenue, cerca de varias atracciones de la ciudad: la 5ª Avenida, la Terminal Grand Central, la Catedral de San Patricio, el Rockefeller Centery la sede de las Naciones Unidas, entre otras.

“Es un orgullo celebrar la llegada de nuestro centésimo hotel en una ciudad como Nueva York. Este hito ha sido posible gracias al trabajo y la dedicación de todo el equipo a lo largo de todos estos años”, destacó Dionisio Pestana, presidente de Pestana Hotel Group, agregando que “Nueva York es un destino de primer orden mundial, muy competitivo, que estoy seguro que podremos conquistar con una gestión cuidadosa, basada en los valores de la hospitalidad portuguesa".

Esta apertura se enmarca en la estrategia de internacionalización, inicialmente enfocada en los continentes africano y sudamericano, comenzando por Mozambique, seguido de Brasil y, más tarde, de las principales capitales europeas, como son Londres, Berlín, Ámsterdam y Madrid, para llegar también a Norteamérica.


          

#USA to Face Mozambique, Nigeria and Host Serbia in 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 27, 2019)- FIBA today conducted the 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments draw to determine the four-team pools for the next window of FIBA competition, and the USA ...
          

Jan 01, Mozambique: New Year's Day

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New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel. For more information on this holiday, visit the link.
          

Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships 2020/2021 for African Students (fully-funded Masters at LSE)

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 The Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships offer an exciting opportunity of funding for students who are ordinarily resident in one of Standard Bank’s African presence countries, with a preference for residents of South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique and South Sudan. Application Deadline: 27th April 2020 Offered annually? Yes Eligible Countries: African countries preferably residents of South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique […]

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University of Strathclyde Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 for Students from African/Developing Countries – UK

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Now open: University of Strathclyde Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 for Students from African/Developing Countries. Apply now. Application Deadline: 18th December 2019 Eligible Countries: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Gambia, The, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Eswatini, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia To be […]

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‘Millions of Nigerians at risk of heatwave’

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A new report on climate change and its effects on humans says millions of Nigerians are at risk of heatwave.

Nigeria has in recent times been experiencing extreme heat, with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency saying most parts of the country, including coastal areas, would be affected.

Sustainable Energy for All, an international organisation working with leaders in government and the private sector to drive action towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 on sustainable energy by 2030, said 1.05 billion people in poor rural and urban areas were now at risk from lack of access to cooling.

According to the report, the risk is particularly high across Nigeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, South Sudan and Togo, where more than 60 per cent of the population are at risk.


The report said it would become worse due to lack of cooling access for about 19.1 per cent of urban poor or those living largely in urban slums and 28.7 per cent of rural poor or those living in rural areas and largely without access to electricity.

“This increase in risk seems to be driven by rapid urbanisation, drawing people from poor rural settings, placing more and more pressure on urban slums to support them, and a lack of electricity access gains,” the report said.

The Head of Energy Efficiency and Cooling at Sustainable Energy for All, Brian Dean, in an interview with the newsmen, said governments, industry and development finance had huge roles to play in reducing the risks.

He explained that in a warming world facing deadly impact from climate change, cooling should not be seen as a luxury.

“It is essential for public safety, public health, nutritious food supplies, and effective medicine. Delivering it sustainably is an issue of equity that will enable millions to escape poverty and realise the sustainable development goals,” he said.

Dean said the report, ‘Chilling prospects: Tracking sustainable cooling for all 2019’, had set out a series of action-oriented recommendations to allow policymakers, development financiers and industry to accelerate action on access to cooling.

He said, “Governments can actively promote regional collaboration and market integration that lower the costs of cooling services, while development finance can make solutions for the most vulnerable a central part of project preparation grants.

“Industry can take steps to ensure high efficiency cooling technologies are available at an affordable price, and advocate to government on the need for policy and regulatory measures that support this goal.”

He stated that individuals could also take steps to help themselves, by becoming aware of risks and the resources available in the event of extreme heat.

According to him, public cooling centres can be set up to provide refuge during extreme heat.

Speaking on Nigeria’s electricity challenges which could have negative impact on any efforts towards sustainable cooling, Dean said alternative approaches to cooling could be deployed.

He said, “There are alternative approaches that do not require energy, such as cool or white roofs, passive solutions like shading, insulation, and using vegetation and green space to reduce heat stress in cities.

“By encouraging a more efficient use of energy, these types of approaches can reduce risks and the demand for cooling, in turn reducing the strain on the electricity distribution at peak times and contributing to greater access to reliable energy.”

He said such alternatives would be particularly important in warm areas where energy access deficits were high.

According to Dean, public awareness is crucial to addressing the issue, adding that awareness of resources available to people during a heatwave can improve outcomes significantly.
          

Garnet Studs - Sterling Post Earrings - Bezel Set Gemstone Earrings - 1 CTW - Choose Your Stone by PPennee

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72.00 USD

Set in solid sterling silver, these Mozambique garnet studs are classy basics for every day wear!! These sparkling bezel set gemstone sterling post earrings each feature a 1/2 carat stone each measuring 5 mm in diameter with a brilliant cut, total weight is 1 carat for the pair. Each stone is set in a sterling cocktail/martini style setting with sterling posts and flower ear nut back. These are saturated red garnets with deep rich color. All genuine and lab created gemstones available can be seen in the drop down menu to create your own spectacular pair of studs.

These studs and all gemstones listed in the drop down menu are available in 14k yellow, white or rose gold and in 18k yellow or white gold as a custom request

These studs are low profile and can be worn every day. They will sit almost flush against your ear lobe which means whey won't catch on your clothes or hair. Studs are a modest size to wear alone for a minimalist look or in a second piercing to add a little sparkle! A super birthstone gift or fit for a bride! Stones in setting are approx. 6 mm diameter so these are not tiny studs.

Other birthstones and gemstones available, see last 3 photos for examples, don't hesitate to contact me for other gemstones both genuine and lab created. Moissanite is Forever One, semiprecious stones are either AAA or AA rated. Prices vary.

All sterling used is 100% recycled material and all sterling is nickel free

Each pair of studs will be made to order after purchase. If you are looking for a smaller or larger size pair of studs, I have this style in 4 mm in my shop and a limited number of 6 mm size as a custom request!

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Tokyo 2020 qualifier: Bad draws for D'Tigress

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To play USA, Serbia and Mozambique As Kida calls for early preparation President of Nigeria Basketball Federation NBBF, Mr. Musa Kida has called for early preparation as the D Tigress are drawn in a tough group which includes former world number one USA and seven seeded Serbia and Mozambique in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers. []The post Tokyo 2020 qualifier: Bad draws for D'Tigress appeared first on Nigerian Pilot News.
          

Male Engagement and Couples Communication in Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health in Nampula and Sofala Provinces of Mozambique

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  <h4>Findings from the Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Coverage Endline Qualitative Assessment</h4>
Publication Date
Thursday, August 1, 2019

"Interventions to transform gender norms and behaviors require participatory approaches that occur consistently over time, reinforcing key messaging."

This qualitative male engagement study by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) evaluates the feasibility and acceptability of male engagement interventions designed to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) in Nampula and Sofala, Mozambique. For the purposes of this study, male engagement and male participation were defined as men taking an active role in protecting and promoting the health and wellbeing of themselves, their partners, and children within households, communities, or health facilities.

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La poeta saharaui Jadiyetu Omar Ali es homenajeada en un libro junto a nueve mujeres de los cinco continentes. Presentación en Madrid, 29 de noviembre

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*Fuente: Diario La Realidad Saharaui/DLRS, 06/11/2019
La poeta y erudita saharaui Jadiyetu Omar Ali es homenajeada en un libro junto a nueve mujeres de los cinco continentes, “PLANIVERSO” luz en el universo de las mujeres poetas.
Se publica “Planiverso”, un libro que recoge la obra de diez poetas de cinco continentes. Entre las autoras está la poeta y erudita de la República Saharaui, Sahara Occidental, Jadiyetu Omar Ali Embarec Fal (1942-2006)
La erudita y poeta saharaui Jadiyetu Omar Ali Embarec Fal (1942-2006)
“Planiverso es un proyecto internacional de poesía. Recoge poemas de diez Mujeres “desconocidas” de los cinco continentes.  Exploradas y compartidas por un grupo de otra decena de poetas (hombres y mujeres) de diferentes procedencias que las desvelan y les rinden homenaje”. Destaca la escritora Yolanda Jimenez Garcia. El libro se presentará en varias embajadas y misiones diplomáticas, correspondiendo a las nacionalidades de las poetas.
En esta ocasión y en primicia, “Planiverso” se abre al mundo en la Biblioteca Pablo Neruda. Será el viernes 29 de noviembre, a las 19:00 horas. C/ Ascao, 4 (junto al metro Ascao), Madrid.
Esta obra “Planiverso” según la autora “Trata de visibilizar lo diverso, lo Femenino, la creación, la poesía, el Mundo del sentir desde la perspectiva mujer. Un homenaje a lo sutil”.
Diario La Realidad Saharaui pudo obtener esta nota de la escritora Yolanda para explicar la iniciativa: “La condición de mujer es muchas veces un impedimento en varios aspectos sociales y eso incluye escribir y publicar. Y mucho más si la situación está agravada por conflictos bélicos, políticos o exilio”.
En esta ocasión y en primicia, “Planiverso” se abre al mundo en la Biblioteca Pablo Neruda. Será el viernes 29 de noviembre, a las 19:00horas. C/ Ascao, 4 (junto al metro Ascao), Madrid.
La escritora y poeta Yolanda Jimenez Garcia
Yolanda explicó que “libro está estructurado en bloques por continentes y hay dos nacionalidades distintas por cada continente. En el caso de África, van: Sahara Occidental, con su representante Jadiyetu Omar Ali y Mozambique con Noémia de Sousa.  Así que, en cada continente van dos poemas de la poeta desconocida, tanto en el idioma original, como traducidos al español y a continuación va un poema escrito en homenaje a ella (lo que nos inspira su vida o su obra).
Y al final del libro hay un apartado de las biografías de esas mujeres poetas, donde cada uno introducimos nuestra experiencia de descubrimiento y acercamiento a la poeta elegida. Y a continuación, su biografía "formal".
Yolanda indicó que esta obra concluye con unas breves notas biográficas de todos l@s poetas (hombres y mujeres) que participamos. Son muy breves, ya que quiero dar prioridad y visibilidad a las poetas desconocidas; ellas son las importantes”.



          

Reporteros saharauis Equipe Media, premio Solidaridad 2019 en Estocolmo

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*Fuente: Periodistas-es. Por Jesús Cabaleiro Larrán -23/11/2019
El colectivo de reporteros saharaui Equipe Media ha sido galardonado por la ONG sueca Afrika Grupperna (Grupos de África) con el premio Solidaridad 2019 “por su trabajo en documentar los abusos de los Derechos Humanos y difundirla en todo el mundo, para poner fin a la ocupación y mejorar las condiciones de vida del pueblo saharaui”.
Afrika Grupperna es una organización solidaria, con sede en Estocolmo, que colabora con organizaciones en Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Sudáfrica y Zimbabue y apoya la lucha por la autodeterminación del Sahara Occidental.
Equipe Media, que cumple una década de existencia, ya fue galardonado el pasado mes de abril con el XII Premio de Periodismo Julio Anguita Parrado que entregó en Córdoba el Sindicato de Periodistas de Andalucía.
El Premio Internacional de Periodismo Julio Anguita Parrado vino a reconocer una trayectoria profesional brillante, comprometida con la defensa de los derechos humanos, de periodistas de cualquier nacionalidad, o bien de organizaciones o entidades periodísticas, que hayan trabajado en zonas en conflicto bélico.
Actualmente hay seis periodistas saharauis que se encuentran presos cumpliendo condenas en cárceles marroquíes: Abdellahi Lekhfaouni (cadena perpetua), Hassan Dah (25 años), Mohamed Lamin Haddi (25 años), El Bachir Khada (20 años), Mohamed Banbari (6 años) y Salah Labsir (4 años).
Equipe Media ha colaborado con el informe ‘Sáhara Occidental, un desierto para el periodismo’, elaborado por la sección española de Reporteros Sin Fronteras (RSF) el pasado mes de junio en Madrid, con la presencia de uno de sus fundadores, Ahmed Ettanji, y el pasado 21 de noviembre en Vitoria, previamente a la Conferencia Europea de Apoyo y Solidaridad con el Pueblo Saharaui (Eucoco).

          

When The Deep State Bullied Reagan’s Foreign Policy Chief

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Ted Galen Carpenter

The testimony of several witnesses during the current impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives highlighted one important and ominous point. Ambassador William B. Taylor, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George P. Kent, and others made it clear that they did not object merely to President Trump’s controversial phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump appeared to seek a quid pro quo. No, they saw Trump’s entire Ukraine policy as insufficiently hardline and therefore unacceptable.

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Indeed, Taylor and Kent seemed to think it was improper for the president to change any aspect of a staunchly supportive U.S. policy toward Kiev and a correspondingly hostile policy toward Russia. Far from being loyal subordinates executing the White House’s vision, they opposed the president’s approach and anointed themselves as guardians of appropriate policy.

Unfortunately, such behavior on the part of foreign policy careerists is far from new; it has merely become more pervasive and brazen during the Trump years. This is indicative of what Trump’s supporters—and others—contend is a campaign by the “deep state,” meaning career officials in the foreign policy bureaucracy and the intelligence agencies, to undermine the president’s foreign policy. Defenders of Taylor, Kent, and other Trump opponents within the foreign policy apparatus either praise them as patriotic dissenters or scoff at the notion that a deep state even exists.

It is extraordinarily naïve to assert that powerful bureaucracies and their key personnel do not protect their institutional interests, push policies in directions they prefer, and attempt to dilute, delay, or defeat initiatives they oppose. Such behavior is a long-standing characteristic of entrenched institutions.

An episode from Ronald Reagan’s presidency illustrates how the CIA seeks to manipulate policy. The agency’s target was Secretary of State George Shultz, who was then applying the Reagan Doctrine and providing U.S. aid to anti-communist rebels in the Third World. Shultz was the chief intellectual architect of the Reagan Doctrine, which he presented in detail during a February 1985 speech to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. But that intellectual pedigree did not shield him from attempted policy sabotage.

Despite his overall enthusiasm for the Reagan Doctrine in places such as Afghanistan, Nicaragua, and Angola, Shultz drew the line at supporting some particularly unsavory alleged freedom fighters. He was especially wary of the anti-communist insurgency in Mozambique led by the Resistencia National Mozambicana, or RENAMO. Shultz recalled that when it came to implementing the Reagan Doctrine, “I took care to know who and what the United States was funding.” He stressed that “I steadfastly insisted that we refuse to give backing to the atrocity-prone RENAMO.”

Shultz fretted that “President Reagan could be led to agree with the proposition that all freedom fighters,” even RENAMO, “deserved unquestioned support.” CIA director William Casey and other hardliners within the Agency, the secretary of state lamented, were more than happy to lead the compliant president in that direction, even if it meant undermining Shultz and other senior policymakers who favored a more moderate approach. Indeed, the State Department found its diplomatic initiatives subjected to repeated bureaucratic subversion. Not only did proponents of aid to RENAMO within the CIA misrepresent the behavior and ideological nature of the insurgent force, they wildly exaggerated its battlefield successes and the extent of support it enjoyed from the people of Mozambique. Shultz noted that in late 1985, briefers from the CIA “were showing their audiences in the administration and Congress a map of Mozambique to indicate—falsely—that RENAMO controlled virtually the entire country.”

The CIA’s sabotage was not confined to policy regarding Mozambique. Later that decade, during delicate negotiations to achieve a ceasefire and subsequent accord between Angola’s government and insurgent leader Jonas Savimbi, Shultz fumed that (emphasis added) “right-wing staffers from Congress, fueled by information from the CIA, were meddling—visiting Savimbi, trying to convince him that [Assistant Secretary of State Chester] Crocker and I would sell him out.”

Such behavior should debunk the notion that the CIA and other bureaucratic careerists are merely obedient public servants dedicated to executing policies that elected officials and their high-level political appointees have adopted. Such operatives have their own policy preferences, and they are not shy about pushing them, nor do they hesitate to impede or undermine policies they dislike.

Perhaps even more troubling, deep state personnel in the CIA, Pentagon, and State Department seem to have a distinct bias in favor of highly activist policies. CIA analysts and briefers regarded even the principal architect of the Reagan Doctrine as insufficiently committed in southern Africa. There is a noticeable parallel to the current bureaucratic opposition to Trump’s handling of Ukraine and Russia. The allegation that Trump has abandoned Kiev and pursues an appeasement policy toward Russia is absurd. His support for Kiev has actually been far more substantial than the approach the Obama administration adopted. Yet even that harder line is apparently not hard enough for establishment career diplomats and their allies.

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Treating such saboteurs as heroic patriots is both obscene and dangerous. The honorable course for subordinates who disagree with a president’s policies is to resign and then express criticism. Adopting a termite strategy while working in a presidential administration is profoundly unethical. For Congress and the media to praise bureaucratic subversion is horridly myopic. The last thing defenders of a democratic republic should do is to encourage unelected—and in the case of the intelligence agencies, deeply secretive—bureaucrats to pursue their own rogue policy agendas.


          

Museveni: I won’t spare whoever attacks Uganda

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President Museveni has said he will not spare anyone who tries to attack or mistreat Ugandans and Africans. Speaking at the commissioning the CCTV National Command and Control Centre in Kampala yesterday, the President said he considers all Ugandans and Africans part of his family and will even put his life on the line for them. “If you have love for the fatherland, it means all Ugandans are our family members. If you have got this in your head, you will not neglect your duties because you know that any attack any Ugandans is like attacking your child, sister and brother,” Mr Museveni said. “Some people don’t have that feeling. They feel that family members are those from the same woman. But to me, all Ugandans, all Africans are my family; that is why I will cause you a lot of problems. If you are near me and you kill, mistreat or rape an African woman, who is my muzukulu (grandchild), ofudde (you are dead). I can’t spare you,” he added. The President’s remarks left those in attendance puzzled on whether he was referring to the current high crime rate in Uganda or sending a message to external threats. Mr Museveni said defending Africans from oppression is what took him to Mozambique to join freedom fighters in 1968. “What was I looking for? There were no Banyankole. I was not going to greet agandi (a Runyankole greeting meaning how you are?); It is because Mozambicans are Africans and they were being oppressed,” he added. Mr Museveni has previously sent troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire), Sudan before the formation of South Sudan as an independent state and now Somalia. Uganda also helped rebels backed by Mr Paul Kagame to capture power in Rwanda following the 1994 genocide. The President said some people have attempted to discredit his National Resistance Movement party by killing high profile people in urban areas. “Yet security is my area, my constituency. That is my battle ground. If you want to challenge Uganda, you should look for another constituency. We are going to defeat these criminals. This is just the beginning,” he said. The Inspector General of Police, Mr Martins Okoth-Ochola, said CCTV cameras have improved policing in the country. “We have been able to improve of our 999 emergency system and we are now able to identify the location of distress calls in time. With camera and DNA profiling, the institution has registered tremendous success in tracing wanted persons and vehicles,” Mr Ochola said. The function was attended by, among others, Internal Affairs minister Obiga Kania, Security minister Elly Tumwine and Chief of Defence Forces David Muhoozi. By Daily Monitor 

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El calentamiento ya es real y lo peor está por llegar

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La acumulación de pruebas del impacto devastador de la actividad humana sobre el planeta, como los récords de calor, la multiplicación de catástrofes climáticas y el declive de la biodiversidad, están volviendo más urgente que nunca la lucha contra el calentamiento. En menos de un año, cuatro informes del grupo de expertos de la ONU sobre cambio climático ilustraron un panorama demoledor para la Tierra, que fueron publicados en paralelo al auge de una movilización ciudadana mundial. Ambos factores aumentan la presión sobre los países firmantes del Acuerdo de París, reunidos a partir de este lunes en Madrid para la COP25. - Récords de calor - Los últimos cuatro años fueron los más cálidos jamás registrados en el planeta. 2019 probablemente completará el lustro, después de que julio se convirtiera en el mes más caliente de la historia. Y solo es el principio. El mundo se calentó 1 ºC desde la era preindustrial. Pero si el mercurio continúa subiendo al ritmo actual bajo el efecto de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, el techo ideal de +1,5 ºC fijado en el Acuerdo de París de 2015, será alcanzado entre 2030 y 2052, según el Grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre Cambio Climático (IPCC) de la ONU. Incluso si los Estados mantienen sus compromisos de reducción de emisiones, a finales de siglo se alcanzará +3 ºC, mientras que cada medio grado suplementario aumenta la intensidad y/o la frecuencia de catástrofes meteorológicas como las canículas, las tormentas, las sequías y las inundaciones. Además, los científicos que trabajan sobre nuevos modelos climáticos que servirán de base para el próximo informe del IPCC de 2021 sugieren un calentamiento todavía más acentuado de lo previsto, con el peor escenario a +7 ºC en 2100, frente a los +4,8 ºC temidos actualmente. - Se multiplican las catástrofes - Si bien es difícil atribuir una catástrofe específica a un desarreglo climático, la multiplicación de los fenómenos climáticos extremos se adecua a las previsiones de los científicos: canículas excepcionales en Europa, incendios devastadores en Siberia y Australia, paso del ciclón Idai en Mozambique, Venecia bajo el agua... Y el futuro se avecina todavía más negro. En un mundo a +1,5 ºC, los episodios de precipitaciones fuertes serán más frecuentes, intensos y/o abundantes, según el IPCC. La frecuencia e intensidad de las sequías también aumentarán. Así medio grado adicional supondrá ya una diferencia "neta" en términos de impacto. Y un techo de +2 ºC, el objetivo mínimo del Acuerdo de París, provocará ciclones, huracanes y tifones más potentes. - Demasiado CO2 - Según un informe de la ONU publicado esta semana, las emisiones de CO2 progresaron un promedio de 1,5% anual en la última década y no hay ninguna señal de que vayan a disminuir. Sin embargo, deberían bajar 7,6% anual entre 2020 y 2030 para respetar el límite de +1,5 ºC. A finales de 2018, los principales gases de efecto invernadero alcanzaron nuevos récords de concentración en la atmósfera, en particular el CO2, con 407,8 partes por millón (ppm). - El hielo se funde, el agua sube - Según el IPCC, el nivel del mar aumentó 15 cm durante el siglo XX. El ritmo de esta elevación se acelera, amenazando las zonas costeras poco elevadas en las que vivirán en 2050 más de 1.000 millones de personas. Incluso si el mundo logra reducir fuertemente las emisiones, el alza de los océanos podría alcanzar entre 30 y 60 cm en 2100. Y de 60 a 110 cm si las emisiones continúan aumentando. Esta subida se debe principalmente al deshielo. Los dos casquetes glaciares, en Antártida y Groenlandia, perdieron un promedio de 430.000 millones de toneladas anuales desde 2006. La extensión de la banquisa del Ártico también se retrae y muchos glaciares montañosos podrían desaparecer. - Un millón de especies amenazadas - El hombre no solo es responsable del desarreglo climático. Su explotación sin precedentes de los recursos naturales, en particular para alimentar a una creciente población mundial, ha provocado el mayor declive de la naturaleza en la historia. Prácticas agrícolas, explotación forestal, contaminación... Según los expertos de biodiversidad de la ONU (IPBES), se ha degradado el 75% del medioambiente terrestre y el 66% del medioambiente marino. Resultado: un millón de especies animales y vegetales están en peligro de extinción, muchas de ellas en los próximos años.
          

Global Climate Protests Ahead of Madrid Meeting

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Protesters in cities across the world staged rallies Friday demanding leaders take tougher action against climate change, days before the latest global conference, which this year takes place in Madrid. Photo by Li-An Lim on Unsplash

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in cities across the world staged rallies Friday demanding leaders take tougher action against climate change, days before the latest global conference, which this year takes place in Madrid.

The rallies kicked off in Australia, where people affected by recent devastating wildfires joined young environmentalists protesting against the government’s pro-coal stance.

Janet Reynolds said she had come to the rally in Sydney after losing everything in an “inferno, an absolute firestorm that raced through my property.”

“It's so unnatural that I started investigating, reading science and really exploring what's happening with climate change,” she told Australian television.

Student Daisy Jeffrey said protesters had come to help raise money for those affected by the fires and to demand action from the government

“People have lost their homes, people have lost their lives. We have to ask: How far does this have to go before our government finally takes action," she said.

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who is traveling across the Atlantic by sailboat to attend the climate talks, sent a message of support to protesters. “Everyone’s needed. Everyone’s welcome. Join us,” she said on Twitter.

Since starting her one-woman “climate strikes” in Sweden more than a year ago, Thunberg has drawn a huge following around the world and inspired thousands more students to regularly skip school on Fridays and join climate protests.

Further rallies took place in Germany, South Korea, Poland, England, Turkey, Italy, Spain and France — where environmental protesters took a swipe at Black Friday.

In Berlin, about two dozen environmental activists jumped into the chilly waters of the Spree river in front of parliament to protest a government-backed package of measures they say won’t be enough to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. The package was blocked Friday by Germany’s upper house, which represents the country’s 16 states.

Later, tens of thousands of students rallied in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

“The generations before us messed it up,” said 17-year-old Robin Ebelt. “And we’re the ones that will feel the consequences. I would like to spend another 60 years on this planet, grow old and have grandchildren.”

Quang Paasch of the activist group Fridays for Future said governments attending next week’s annual climate conference should keep in mind the goals of the 2015 Paris accord, which set a target of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit). “We need to keep taking to the streets, we need to defend Paris.”

In South Africa, a few dozen people holdings signs saying “Not Cool” and “Stop Pollution Now” protested outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the summer heat of the Southern Hemisphere.

One protester lay on the ground faking death, holding a sign saying “Black Friday Reason to Grieve.”

Africa contributes least to climate change and is the least prepared to deal with it. Temperatures in parts of the continent are projected to rise more quickly than the global average.

“The reality is that we have a climate change emergency,” protest organizer Elana Azrai said. She noted water shortages in parts of the country amid a drought in southern Africa.

Elsewhere, officials have raised the alarm over unusually severe rainfall in East Africa and a pair of cyclones that ripped into Mozambique within weeks of each other early this year.

Scores of young Nigerians marched in downtown Lagos displaying messages such as “There is no planet B” and “Stop Denying the Earth is Dying” as passing vehicles slowed and honked in support.

The megacity is Africa’s most populous and is among its coastal cities threatened by rising sea levels.


          

Concierto de la capilla de Música de la Catedral en apoyo de la labor de Prosalus

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Prosalus es una organización no gubernamental de cooperación al desarrollo (ONGD) que trabaja desde 1985 “para promover el respeto, la protección y la garantía de los derechos humanos a la alimentación, a la salud y al agua y saneamiento en Mozambique, Senegal, Bolivia y Perú”, explican desde la entidad. Precisamente para apoyar esta tarea, la Capilla de Música de la Catedral de Bilbao (coro y orquesta), dirigidos por el presbítero diocesano Óscar González Gasquet, ofrecerá un concierto solidario hoy viernes, día de Santa Cecilia, en la parroquia de San Vicente de Sodupe a las 20:00 h.
          

Mozambique electric company kicks off recruitment drive for top executives

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Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) today launched an international recruitment campaign to hire four executive directors to lead the state utility in its aim to make Mozambique an energy hub for Southern Africa, and to provide universal access to electricity in Mozambique by 2030. The existing four executive board members were dismissed by ministerial decree on [...]

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Mozambique: Boustani's Lawyers Claim His Projects Were Above Board

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[AIM] Maputo -Lawyers for Jean Boustani, the sales executive of the Abu Dhabi-based group Privinvest, on trial for fraud in New York, argued on Thursday that the bank loans Boustani helped arrange for the three Mozambican companies Proindicus, Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company) and MAM (Mozambique Asset Management), were above board and the projects they were intended for (coastal protection and a fishing fleet) were vital for Mozambique's development.
          

Mozambique: Jean Boustani - a Robin Hood in Reverse

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[AIM] Maputo -The main victims of the gigantic fraud engineered by Jean Boustani, chief salesperson for the Abu Dhabi-based group Privinvest were "the 29 million people of Mozambique, one of the poorest nations in the world", accused prosecuting attorney Hiral Mehta, on Thursday, as the trial of Boustani before a New York court, on charges relating to the scandal of Mozambique's "hidden debts" drew to a close.
          

12/1/2019: Puzzles: BRAINTEST ANSWERS

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1. C) CNN 2. B) African civet (it’s an omnivore, the rest are insectivores) 3. Toto — “Africa” 4.A)SirSeretseKhama 5.Nile 6.Safari 7.Egypt 8.Nigeria 9.B)Mozambique 10.LeonardoDiCaprio 11.Lagos 12.D)Kenya 13.A)Senegal 14.Zambia(thenNorthern Rhodesia)...
          

Total plans start importing LNG into Mozambique by end of 2022 

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French oil major Total and South Africa’s Gigajoule plan to take a final investment decision (FID) on an LNG-to-power project in Matola, southern Mozambique by mid-2020, with the aim of bringing the project online by the end of 2022. The project involves installing a floating LNG import terminal in Matola, building a 2 GW power [...]

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Consultant to Develop UNDP CO Gender Strategy and Action Plan 2019-2021

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UNDP: Consultant to Develop UNDP CO Gender Strategy and Action Plan 2019-2021 in Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE. Closing date: 2019-12-02
          

Gender equality: Cameroon among medium countries in Africa with global score of 0.59 out of 1 (McKinsey)

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On November 26, 2019, on the sidelines of the Global Gender Summit 2019 (November 25-27) in Kigali, Rwanda, the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey's independent research institute, presented its 2019 report on gender equality in Africa entitled “The Power of Parity.”

According to the presentation, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia are the countries with medium inequality between genders. Their scores are improving towards parity at work and in society, compared to other African countries.

Cameroon’s scores according to the McKinsey Global Institute are 0.53 out of 1 on parity at work; 0.71 on opening up the formal and informal economy to women; 0.35 on legal protection of women's rights in politics; 0.78 on protecting the integrity of women; 0.62 on gender inequalities in society; 0.52 on access to professional and technical occupations, etc. Cameroon's final score for gender parity is 0.59 to 1.

The continent's leading countries are South Africa (0.76), Namibia (0.72), Rwanda (0.69), Zimbabwe (0.66) and Lesotho (0.64).

Sylvain Andzongo, reporting from Kigali


          

FRELIMO on edge as verdict due on boat scandal…..as war on terror overshadows case

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from ALEX HARRIS in New York, USA NEW YORK, (CAJ News) – IN scenes to rival the Cold War, the conflict in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province has drawn players from the United States (US), France and Russia. Lined up against them are the terror groups, al Shabaab and Islamic State. In late 2017, armed […]
          

Kenmare gets approval for road to Pilivili

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Kenmare gets ESHIA approval for the purpose-built road to the Pilivili ore zone in Mozambique


          

Putting Children at the Center of Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Cooperation Agenda

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Investing in children is the fundamental solution to end child poverty and inequality and set the foundation for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, UNICEF said today, as the Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference at the 10th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) concluded in Kampala, Uganda.

“In the past three years, the number of people living in poverty in rural areas of China has decreased drastically from 55 million to 16 million. China’s contribution to global poverty-reduction efforts is significant,” said Ms. Cynthia McCaffrey, UNICEF Representative to China. “While we are supporting China in their ‘last mile’ to eradicate extreme poverty and to build the human capital it needs for the decades ahead, we are also facilitating the sharing of knowledge and practices on ending child poverty between China and other developing countries through South-South cooperation.”

The 10th FOCAC Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference, co-hosted by China’s State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development (LGOP) and the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, has the theme of “Partnership for Transformation in Africa”.

The thematic session – National Pathways to Child Poverty Reduction – is co-organized by UNICEF and the International Poverty Reduction in China (IPRCC). The meeting was attended by the LGOP and senior government officials from African countries and China, international experts and representatives from international organizations and development agencies.

Delegates expressed the urgent need to invest in social policies and infrastructures which combat child poverty in Africa, where around three out of every four children are affected by multi-dimensional poverty.

Between today and 2050, almost 1.6 billion babies will be born in Africa. By 2058, Africa will be home to one billion children and more than 40 per cent of the world’s children. Nowhere are children more central to a continent’s future than in Africa. Africa’s burgeoning population presents an unprecedented opportunity and several challenges. The opportunity lies in the potential for a so-called demographic dividend of sustained rapid economic growth in the coming decades.

“Investment in children is Africa’s best hope to set the right pre-conditions for this potentially massive and transformative demographic dividend,” said Mohamed M. Fall, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa. “Protection from violence, conflict, abuse and exploitation are imperative if children are to reach their full potential. This Forum provides an opportunity to share practical experiences and insights on tackling child poverty.”

Along with its ambitious plan to eradicate absolute poverty by 2020, China will be on-track to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 ten years ahead of schedule. The investment from the Government of China contributes to the achievement of SDG targets on health – reducing maternal mortality, under-five mortality and neonatal mortality and on education – achieving nine years of compulsory education, with universal access and gender parity.

“Reducing child poverty, and promoting their healthy growth and all-round development, is an important way not only to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, but also to implement the long-term poverty alleviation strategy, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and promote social development and social equity,” said Ms Zhang Guangping, Deputy Director-General from the International Poverty Reduction Center in China.

Delegates at the session discussed the importance of understanding, measuring and monitoring both income and the multi-dimensional deprivation faced by children. By doing so, it will help to identify cost-effective solutions – that focus on the child, and to ensure that governments and development partners are on the right track, delivering on national priorities and the SDGs. Delegates also expressed the critical needs to increase the investment in children. According to UNICEF’s recent study, the continent of Africa needs to hire an additional 4.2 million health workers, to meet minimum WHO standards for frontline skilled health personnel by 2030. And it needs to recruit 4.5 million more primary school teachers by 2030.

“Prioritizing funding to sectors that matter most for children and their future development is fundamental,” said UNICEF’s Mohamed M. Fall. “We have a joint responsibility to understand the structural transformation taking place on the continent, and to acknowledge that a partnership which can transform Africa should be built on sincerity and an understanding of the economic and demographic changes that are sweeping the continent. Such partnerships must therefore reflect on and position children at the centre.”

Reference on Africa-UNICEF-China cooperation:

UNICEF and the Government of China have been cooperated under the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF) framework by providing humanitarian assistance to African countries, including life-saving nutrition treatment for Somali children and children and families affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. In addition, programmes on maternal, newborn and child health in eight African countries have been formulated and about to be launched.


          

Kisawa Sanctuary is the World’s First 3D Printed Sand Hotel

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Printed sand? We never knew it existed either. But that’s exactly what’s been used by a new luxury resort in Mozambique. Called Kisawa Sanctuary, the world-first hotel is set to open in 2020 just on Benguerra Island, and sees buildings blend into the natural scenery to support the resort’s sustainable ethos. The Kisawa Sanctuary is...

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