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Government Plans New Prisons

Government Plans New Prisons - the Mozambican government intends to build more prisons in order to reduce overcrowding in the country's jails. [AA Network News]

Brazil to Finance Nacala Airport

Brazil to Finance Nacala Airport - Outgoing Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva announced on Tuesday night that Brazil is to finance work on the new airport in Nacala, in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, to the tune of 80 million US dollars. [AA Network News]

Flood Victims Return to Danger Areas

Flood Victims Return to Danger Areas - Some of the victims of the 2007 floods on the Zambezi river in Tambara district, in the central Mozambican province of Manica, are abandoning the resettlement villages and returning to flood prone areas near the river banks. [AA Network News]

New School of Visual Arts Inaugurated in Maputo

New School of Visual Arts Inaugurated in Maputo - Mozambique's Minister of Culture Armando Artur on Thursday inaugurated in Maputo a new National School of Visual Arts (ENAV). The school was built at a cost of 750,000 US dollars with finance from the Chinese government. [AA Network News]

New Cotton Factory to Be Built in Guro

New Cotton Factory to Be Built in Guro - On Wednesday the Governor of the central Mozambican province of Manica, Ana Comoane, laid the first stone at a ceremony to launch the construction of a cotton processing factory in the district of Guro. The factory, which will cost 12 million US dollars to build, is due to open in March, and will process cotton from the provinces of Manica, Tete and Zambezia. [AA Network News]

Mozambican Economy Growing, Despite Crisis

Mozambican Economy Growing, Despite Crisis - Despite the international financial crisis, the Mozambican economy has continued to grow at a respectable rate, according to figures announced on Wednesday by the Minister of Planning and Development, Aiuba Cuereneia. [AA Network News]

New Discovery of Natural Gas in Rovuma Basin

New Discovery of Natural Gas in Rovuma Basin - The Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has confirmed a new discovery of natural gas offshore in the Rovuma Basin off the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. [AA Network News]

New Tender for Chibuto Heavy Sands

New Tender for Chibuto Heavy Sands - The Mozambican Ministry of Mineral Resources on Monday launched a tender for the exploitation of the titanium-bearing heavy sands in Chibuto district, in the southern province of Gaza. [AA Network News]
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