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Social / CSR in Mozambique

  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Mozambique: Peace Talks Resume

    MAPUTO CITY, 2016/10/19 Following a further postponement next the killing of Renamo negotiator Jeremiah Pondeca, talks between Renamo and the government are presently planed to resume today, Tuesday 18 October. Renamo has said it will continue to participate in the talks. In a carefully crafted statement issued Thursday, the Frelimo "Political Committee, defending the ideal of human life, deplores all types of violence, expressing their condemnation of the gruesome act that took the life of the National Council member, Jeremiah Pondeca Munguambe, and calls on the relevant authorities to act so that those responsible for this heinous crime to be held accountable."
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • The chairperson of Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE), Abdul Carimo

    MAPUTO CITY, 2014/10/16 The chairperson of Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE), Abdul Carimo on Tuesday urged all registered voters to cast their ballots in Wednesday's general election “with a sense of patriotism, urbanity, and civic spirit, and in an environment of joy and discipline”. In a message broadcast to the country, he said that all voters should go to the polling stations “as early as possible, remain orderly and peacefully in the queue, and next exercising their right to vote, calmly leave the stations”. The elections, he added, “are an expression of the sovereignty that belongs to the Mozambican people, and the free expression of their will. They are the indispensable condition for the democratic governance of our country”.
  • Mozambican government plans to create 183,000 jobs in 2014

    MAPUTO CITY, 2014/01/04 The Mozambican government expects around 183,000 new jobs to be created across the country in 2014, of which 137,000 will be in the private sector, daily newspaper Notícias reported Friday. The newspaper, which cited figures from the 2014 Economic and Social Plan (PES-2014) mentions creation of 183,256 jobs across the country, 45,814 of which will be in the public sector and 137,442 in the private sector. Increase of employment opportunities in Mozambique this year may be related to projected increase of foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI projections for Mozambique point to an influx of US$4.12 billion based on projects for exploration of a number of natural resources, inclunding in the mining, agriculture and tourism sectors.
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.
  • Additional 12 million euros in aid to Mozambique

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2013/03/07 The European Union has decided to offer Mozambique an additional 12 million euros to help the country transaction with the rise in the prices of fuel and other goods on the international market, said the EU delegation in Maputo. For the 2007/2013 period, the European Union approved funding of 622 million euros to boost Mozambique’s social and economic development, according to the delegation in Maputo, which noted a combination of factors that could lead to “adverse macro-economic effects for the country.”
  • Aid Donors Not Honouring Their Promises To Mozambique

    MAPUTO CITY, 2013/02/24 Mozambique's dependence on foreign aid fell sharply in 2012 - but largely because aid donors did not honour their promises, Mozambican news agency AIM reported. Cited in Friday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais", Finance Minister Manuel Chang said that the 2012 national budget envisaged that 41.4 % of spending would be financed by foreign grants and loans. But in the event, much of this promised aid did not turn up - the figures are presently in, and they show that foreign aid covered just 27 % of public spending.
  • The Mozambican government has almost doubled the Basic Social Allowance

    MOZAMBIQUE, 2012/12/30 The Mozambican government has almost doubled the Basic Social Allowance paid to the majority vulnerable poor households (such as those headed by children, or elderly or disabled people). This allowance was initially designed to increase the likelihood that children in such households will attend school, and reduce risks of malnutrition.