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Mozambique Death Toll Rises to 73 After Fuel Truck Explodes, Government Says

At least 73 people were killed and scores injured in Mozambique on Thursday as they tried to siphon fuel from an overturned truck which exploded, the government said.
Scores killed in Mozambique fuel truck blast

Scores killed in Mozambique fuel truck blast

At least 73 people were killed and scores more injured when an oil tank truck burst into flames in a village in western Mozambique on Thursday, the nation's public radio announced.

Fuel Truck Explosion Kills at Least 73 in Mozambique

Villagers in a remote part of the African country had been trying to siphon fuel from the vehicle when it was struck by lightning.
Revealed: how Vodafone allowed elites to reap profits of Africa’s mobile boom

Revealed: how Vodafone allowed elites to reap profits of Africa’s mobile boom

Investigation for the Observer shows how deals done by the UK telecoms giant benefited politically connected elites in eastern AfricaThe spread of mobile phones across Africa has been one of the
Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off povertyIt was the flood that ensured that Ntonya Sande’s first year as
The year's top development stories: 2017 in review

The year's top development stories: 2017 in review

As Donald Trump cut funding for family planning and people from east Africa to Yemen went hungry, peace finally gained a foothold in ColombiaThe year began with the inauguration of Donald Trump and
'We fight with each other over water': rivers run dry in Mozambique – in pictures

'We fight with each other over water': rivers run dry in Mozambique – in pictures

In the absence of basic sanitation, life in rural Mozambique during the dry season involves a relentless cycle of arduous journeys to collect water unfit for drinking. The struggle for survival, which
U.N. Report: North Korea Earned $200M from Banned Exports, Including Arms to Syria

U.N. Report: North Korea Earned $200M from Banned Exports, Including Arms to Syria

A new report to the U.N. Security Council by independent monitors found North Korea earned nearly $200 million in 2017 by violating sanctions to export banned commodities, including coal shipped to
Africa’s most prestigious leadership award goes to the continent’s first elected female president

Africa’s most prestigious leadership award goes to the continent’s first elected female president

After twice skipping announcing a winner, the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to Liberia’s former president, Ellen Johnson…
At least 17 dead after huge mound of rubbish collapses in Mozambique

At least 17 dead after huge mound of rubbish collapses in Mozambique

Officials are now searching for bodies amid the refuse
Mozambique: 17 die after garbage 'mountains' collapse on to homes

Mozambique: 17 die after garbage 'mountains' collapse on to homes

Search under way for more bodies feared buried by debris in poor, densely populated area on outskirts of MaputoHeavy rains have triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in
A Garbage Mound Collapse in Mozambique Has Killed 17 People

A Garbage Mound Collapse in Mozambique Has Killed 17 People

People often comb through the garbage, searching for items to sell
Living and dying on a rubbish dump: the landfill collapse in Mozambique | Shaun Swingler

Living and dying on a rubbish dump: the landfill collapse in Mozambique | Shaun Swingler

Sixteen people died last week when heavy rains triggered a landslide in Maputo’s dump, leading to calls for the mayor’s resignation, and exposing the grim realities of life in one of the poorest parts
Mozambique prays for rain as water shortages hit country’s poor

Mozambique prays for rain as water shortages hit country’s poor

Taps in capital city of Maputo being turned off every other day as climate change exacerbates southern African droughtIn the township of Chamanculo, in Maputo, Mozambique, a network of household taps

There is growing momentum to adopt China’s yuan as a reserve currency in Africa

African central bank leaders are currently discussing whether to hold the yuan as part of their foreign reserves, highlighting the Chinese money’s rise as one…
We know you hate the Internet of Things, but it’s saving megafauna from poachers

We know you hate the Internet of Things, but it’s saving megafauna from poachers

In the war on endangered species, the IT department keeps upending those who stalk rhinos.
Mammals Go Nocturnal in Bid to Avoid Humans

Mammals Go Nocturnal in Bid to Avoid Humans

A coyote walking across a highway in California. Coyotes in the southern part of the state are increasingly becoming nocturnal to avoid contact with humans traversing their mountain homes, according
Mammals Go Nocturnal in Bid to Avoid Humans

Mammals Go Nocturnal in Bid to Avoid Humans

A coyote walking across a highway in California. Coyotes in the southern part of the state are increasingly becoming nocturnal to avoid contact with humans traversing their mountain homes, according
Mozambique: the secret rainforest at the heart of an African volcano

Mozambique: the secret rainforest at the heart of an African volcano

A ‘dream team’ of scientists scaled Mount Lico and found a wealth of new speciesStanding in a pit in the red soil of a mountaintop forest in northern Mozambique, Dr Simon Willcock was dirty but very
New jihadist group behind spate of attacks in northern Mozambique

New jihadist group behind spate of attacks in northern Mozambique

Since the end of May, Mozambique’s far northern province of Cabo Delgado has seen a surge in violence perpetrated by a new Islamist group that first came to the fore in October 2017.