September 2010

Maputo Largely Calm, But Riots Spread to Chimoio

Maputo Largely Calm, But Riots Spread to Chimoio - After two days of rioting over price rises, Maputo was mostly calm on Friday, but a few minor disturbances occurred in some outlying neighbourhoods. [AA Network News]

Calm Returns to Maputo

Calm Returns to Maputo - Despite threats of a third day of rioting, Maputo was calm on Friday, and by mid-morning there was no sign of further disturbances. [AA Network News]

Food Protests Spread to Central City

Food Protests Spread to Central City - Groups of looters attacked stalls in the main markets of the central Mozambican city of Beira on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, according to a report in Friday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". [AA Network News]

Tense Maputo Counts Cost of Violent Price Riots

Tense Maputo Counts Cost of Violent Price Riots - Mozambique’s government refused yesterday to reverse this week’s price hikes that have hit the poorest, sparking the country’s worst riots in two years. [AA Network News]

Demonstrations - Mayor of Matola Appeals for Calm

Demonstrations - Mayor of Matola Appeals for Calm - The Mayor of Matola, Arao Nhancale, has appealed to residents to avoid joining any protests that put at risk public order. [AA Network News]

Another Protest Death Reported

Another Protest Death Reported - Another person died today after being shot by a police officer dispersing rioters in the neighbourhood of Luis Cabral, on the outskirts of Maputo. The victim, according to the private television channel STV, was a young resident of the neighbourhood. [AA Network News]

Rioting Continues for Second Day

Rioting Continues for Second Day - Rioting against price rises continued for a second day on Thursday, in parts of Maputo and the neighbouring city of Matola. [AA Network News]

Tensions Soar As Food Riots Move Into Second Day

Tensions Soar As Food Riots Move Into Second Day - Tensions are running high in Mozambique, on the second day of riots caused by soaring food prices. [AA Network News]

Police Must Only Use Live Ammunition to Protect Life During Clashes

Police Must Only Use Live Ammunition to Protect Life During Clashes - Amnesty International today urged Mozambique's police not to use live ammunition to disperse violent demonstrations in the capital Maputo unless lives are at risk. [AA Network News]

Children Among Dead in Protests Over Price Hikes

Children Among Dead in Protests Over Price Hikes - Police opened fire on demonstrators in Maputo marching against rising prices in the capital of Maputo, killing at least six people including two children. [AA Network News]