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Bald men decapitated in Mozambique for purposes of witchcraft and rituals

Mozambique police reportedly warned that bald men may be attacked for the purposes of witchcraft and rituals after two bald men were brutally killed in the country’s Zambezia province, one of whom was found with his head cut off and his organs removed. “The belief is that the head of a bald man contains gold.” People with albinism have been targets of vicious killings based on various superstitions. Authorities across the continent and civil groups need to do more to ensure citizens are protected, educated and empowered on how to challenge, resist these practices.

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Moreira Chonguica and Manu Dibango release an album M&M

When two seasoned African jazz musicians come together to play music, what you end up getting is an unforgettable musical experience. Mozambican saxophonist, Moreira Chonguiça collaborated with Cameroonian jazz maestro Manu Dibango in a 10 track album that took five years of discussions. The album titled M & M was released at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival on the 31st of March. The songs are a remarkable mix of well known old jazz standards with an African twist.

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7 Civil Wars in Africa We Must Never Forget

Several conflicts have rocked various African countries over the years, leading to the death, injury and displacement of millions. There are current cases of political instability across the continent, with violence and unrest raging on in South Sudan, Burundi, and Somalia amongst other insecure countries. Against the backdrop of the unrest in these countries, we revisit seven civil wars in Africa, which we must never forget.

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Mozambique fuel tanker explosion: Social media sends commiserations

A tragedy has hit Mozambique with reports that at least 73 people died and 110 were injured after a oil tanker exploded in the small village in Tete province. The tanker was transporting fuel from the port city of Beira to Malawi and overturned on the way. The catastrophe has shocked many and numerous messages of commiseration continue to be shared on social media. Our heartfelt condolences to the deceased and a speedy recovery to the injured.

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Zimbabwe rejects recommendation to reconsider stance on same sex-marriages

The Zimbabwean government has shot down suggestions to allow same sex-marriages in the country, choosing to accept 142 recommendations made by the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group. The country’s Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa told local papers that the government will not soften its tough stance on homosexuality, despite suggestions by some European countries that Zimbabwe should reconsider its position.

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Legacy of Samora Machel in quotes

Today the people of Mozambique commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of founding President Samora Machel. Africa pays tribute to Machel on the anniversary of his death. To celebrate the legacy of President Samora, we remember Machel through quotes about what he stood and fought for.

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Remembering President Samora

19 October marks the 30th anniversary of the death of a respected African statesman. On this day Africa lost one of its most celebrated liberation heroes, a fighter and revolutionary leader, Mozambican President Samora Machel who perished in a fatal plane crash in 1986. Today we join Mozambique to commemorate the legacies of President Samora and pay homage to this African hero.

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Mozambique: devolution or revolution?

The internationally mediated new peace talks between the ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) and the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) – its official parliamentary opposition as well as its enemy on the battlefield – began with great fanfare in Maputo on Thursday last week, but were suspended indefinitely just two days later.