Mozambique

Twitter Feed: #Mozambique

Latest Headlines from Mozambique

Friday, 10-24-14, 10:56More Evidence of Ballot Box Stuffing[Mozambique Political Process Bulletin]Reports of impossibly high turnouts are providing more evidence of ballot box stuffing. Turnouts of more than 80% of registered voters are highly unlikely in Mozambique, especially in rural areas where people have to walk long distances. It is much more likely that there has been ballot box stuffing, either putting unused ballot papers into the ballot box, or simply changing the results sheet (edital) at the end of the day. read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 14:07Amnesty Law Still Does Not Cover All Men of the Renamo Party[Verdade]Men belonging to the Renamo party, in unspecified number remain held in the provinces of Sofala, Manica and Nampula because they have not yet been covered by the Amnesty law approved last August by the Assembly of the Republic (AR) under the crimes committed against people and property, in the course of politico-military tension that lasted almost two years in Mozambique. Meanwhile continues postponed the start of proceedings of demilitarization of the largest opposition party in Mozambique. read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 5:15Dhlakama Wins in Manica, but So Does Frelimo[AIM]Maputo -Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the former rebel movement Renamo, won last week's Mozambican presidential election in the central province of Manica, but the ruling Frelimo Party won the parliamentary election. read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 5:09Ruling Party Majority Slashed in North Province[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party and its presidential candidate Filipe Nyusi have won last week's general elections in the northernmost province of Niassa, but with much reduced majorities and on a low turnout. read more...
Wednesday, 10-22-14, 11:28Fault-Lines Grow Despite Polls[African Arguments]On the 15th of October, 2014, Mozambique held its fifth multiparty general election. Despite Renamo's almost ritualistic accusation of fraud (not that fraud did not happen, but it would probably not change the outcome of the election) Frelimo once again appears to be heading towards a comfortable win, if not as overwhelming as the previous victory. read more...
Wednesday, 10-22-14, 11:28Elections Outcome Will Have Little Impact On Social Fault-Lines[African Arguments]On the 15th of October, 2014, Mozambique held its fifth multiparty general election. Despite Renamo's almost ritualistic accusation of fraud (not that fraud did not happen, but it would probably not change the outcome of the election) Frelimo once again appears to be heading towards a comfortable win, if not as overwhelming as the previous victory. read more...
Wednesday, 10-22-14, 7:02EU Worried About Counting Delay and Confusion[Mozambique Political Process Bulletin]The European Union Election Observation "Mission expresses its concerns with the delays in the tabulation of results at district and provincial levels in some provinces, and considers that such mishaps in the tabulation process, added to the absence of official public explanations about these difficulties, hinders what has been an orderly start on election day," the mission said in a statement issued this evening (Tuesday). read more...
Tuesday, 10-21-14, 12:12Renamo's Renaissance, and Civil War As Election Strategy[ISS]In 2009, the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) recorded its worst ever showing in an election. Its candidate, rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, was trying so hard to play the respectable politician, yet he received only 650 679 votes (16,41% of the total). This was, astoundingly, over 300 000 votes fewer than he had garnered in the 2004 poll. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 16:30Ruling Party Polls Lead Shrinks[AIM]Maputo -The parallel count of the votes in last Wednesday's Mozambican general elections still gives the ruling Frelimo Party and its presidential candidate, Filipe Nyusi, a substantial victory - but their lead over their main rivals, the former rebel movement Renamo, and its candidate, Afonso Dhlakama, has shrunk somewhat. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 13:40Dhlakama Wants to Negotiate a Unity Government[Mozambique Political Process Bulletin]Afonso Dhlakama believes he won the election last Wednesday and is telling diplomats he wants a national unity government. He is calling for negotiations to lead to a unity government which would then totally restructure the state apparatus and security forces to remove Frelimo influence. There would then be new elections in two years. read more...

Search Results on Africa.com for Mozambique