Tag Archives: mozambique

Mozambique families protest against Brazil’s Vale

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Families resettled by Brazilian mining giant Vale in the Tete region of Mozambique protested on Tuesday that the company had failed to keep promises it made to them in 2009. About 700 families, resettled approximately 60 kilometres … Continue reading

Posted in resistance | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Mozambique families protest against Brazil’s Vale

Mozambique: Sugar Workers On Strike

Maputo — Workers at the sugar plantation and mill in Xinavane, in Maputo province, have gone on strike because they say the management has failed to pay them a wage increase agreed in July. One of the strikers, Augusto Cossa, … Continue reading

Posted in resistance | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Mozambique: Sugar Workers On Strike

700 protest over war pensions in Mozambique

MAPUTO — More than 700 Mozambican civil war veterans and their families gathered in the country’s capital Maputo on Wednesday during a second day of protests to demand pensions from the government. The group of veterans, widows, children, and siblings … Continue reading

Posted in resistance | Tagged , , | Comments Off on 700 protest over war pensions in Mozambique

Women protest at loss of land in Beira

About 1,000 women demonstrated on Friday in front of the City Council heaquarters in the central port of Beira , demanding just compensation for land and crops they are losing because of the construction of the new Beira port coal … Continue reading

Posted in resistance | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Women protest at loss of land in Beira

Universal Tobacco Workers End Mozambique Strike, Radio Reports

Most striking workers at the Mozambican unit of Universal Corp., a tobacco producer, returned to work today after reaching agreement on wage and benefit demands, Radio Mocambique reported, citing Tete province’s secretary for agriculture, Jose Jaime. The strike started on … Continue reading

Posted in resistance | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Universal Tobacco Workers End Mozambique Strike, Radio Reports

Mozambique: Paulino Gives Details of Riot Arrests

Maputo — 256 people were detained during the riots against price increases on 1 and 2 September last year in the cities of Maputo (139), Matola (62) and Chimoio (55), Mozambique’s Attorney-General, Augusto Paulino announced on Wednesday. Giving his annual … Continue reading

Posted in resistance, state security | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Mozambique: Paulino Gives Details of Riot Arrests

Kenmare forced to stop production at Moma

Production at Kenmare Resources’ Moma mine in Mozambique has been temporarily suspended due to an unofficial strike by workers. The industrial action commenced this morning after annual wage negotiations broke down. The Irish mining company said talks were progressing when … Continue reading

Posted in resistance | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Kenmare forced to stop production at Moma

Mozambique: Riot Police Attack Protesting Security Guards

Maputo — Members of the Mozambican riot police on Wednesday savagely beat protesting security guards, in front of television cameras, outside the human resource department of their employer, the London-based security company Group Four Securicor (G4S). About a hundred angry … Continue reading

Posted in resistance | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Mozambique: Riot Police Attack Protesting Security Guards

Mozambique police boost presence in capital over protest fears

Mozambican police strengthened their presence in the major public spaces of the capital, Maputo, in case of similar protests to those which have erupted across northern Africa. Riot police and police patrol cars could be seen at various strategic sites … Continue reading

Posted in resistance, state security | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Mozambique police boost presence in capital over protest fears

Police halt busy highway protest

Police have repulsed angry demonstrators who had barricaded the Nairobi-Mombasa highway for more than 24 hours demanding the immediate repair of the dilapidated Voi-Taveta road. Taita Taveta Police boss Nathaniel Aseneka said after dialogue failed they had to use an … Continue reading

Posted in resistance | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Police halt busy highway protest