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Kidnapping 'getting more sophisticated', says Attorney-General; Young people protest, a month after Azagaia marches

Welcome to the Zitamar Daily Briefing for 19 April 2023

Today’s front pages in Maputo. Photo © Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

Good afternoon. As we reported yesterday, the commission on district elections has been given more time to consider if and how district elections should go ahead. They have also won the right not to have to consider any other questions – such as, for example, whether there’s a way Filipe Nyusi could run for a third term at the top.

In other news, Maputo Port is building a holding park for trucks to keep them off Maputo's roads in rush hour, another simple and practical development in Mozambique's logistics sector.

And young protesters took to the streets of Mozambican cities yesterday to remind us of the violent repression of marches a month ago in memory of rapper Azagaia. For them, the constitution doesn't need to be changed; it needs to be respected.


  • Today: President Nyusi visits Sofala province
  • Today-tomorrow: Attorney-General Beatriz Buchili presents her annual report to parliament
  • Tomorrow: Voter registration for the October 11 local elections begins until 3 June.
  • Tomorrow: Start of Nini Satar murder attempt trial at the BO prison in Machava

The latest from Zitamar News:

Maputo Port to spend $3m on 20ha lorry park in Moamba
The park will provide a place for trucks to wait, as they are now barred from travelling to Maputo in rush hour

Also in the news:

  • Kidnapping is getting more sophisticated in Mozambique, says Attorney-General
  • Young people protest a month after Azagaia marches
  • Government extends deadline of the reflection commission on district elections
  • Mozambique could send workers to Portugal

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