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Days after coming out of hiding to sign a peace deal with the government, Mozambican rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama said he was ready to start campaigning for October presidential elections. "I will ask people to vote for me, Afonso Dhlakama, because I feel Mozambicans want change," the 61-year-old said on Thursday, in his first press conference since leaving a bush hide-out.
The agreement, signed by Finance Minister and the Chinese ambassador, Li Chanhua, is a necessary step towards an agreement between the Mozambican government and the Chinese Eximbank on a soft loan for . "This agreement falls within the scope of the Mozambican government's priority projects for the period 2013-2015, which were submitted to the Chinese government for financing", said Chang, after the signing ceremony.
Maintenance dredging of the quays in Maputo port should begin within a month, according to a press release from the Maputo Port Development Company , which holds the lease on the port. The MPDC will use the newest dredge acquired by the South African Transnet National Ports Authority , baptized the "Italeni".
The official campaign opened Sunday for the 15 October elections for President, national parliament, and provincial assemblies with marches, rallies, speeches and vast number of posters.
The Mozambican Bar Association is to expand access to justice to the poor who cannot afford the services of a lawyer with the formal launch of its Institute for Access to Justice , a body subordinate to the OAM.
Renamo sources and the Italian embassy say that Renamo head Afonso Dhlakama will fly to Maputo on Thursday and meet President Armando Guebuza on Friday September 5. Matteo Zuppi of Sant'Egidio Community, who was one of the four mediators between Renamo and the Mozambican government in the Rome negotiations which led to the peace agreement signed on ... (more)
A community radio station, Radio Progresso, in the southern Mozambican town of Maxixe, has received orders to shut down its broadcasts immediately, on the grounds that it is interfering with the communications of the nearby Inhambane airport, reports Monday's issue of the independent newsheet "Mediafax".
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Delegates from Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo Maputo on Saturday to discuss the best ways of maintaining discipline during the official election campaign that begins on Sunday.
An opinion poll undertaken by the Polytechnic University, Mozambique's largest privately owned institution of higher education, suggests that the former rebel movement Renamo is no longer the main opposition force in the country, but has been overtaken by the Mozambique Democratic Movement .
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:16 am
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