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Plundering the sea

The marine resources off Cabo Delgado province are being stolen on a shocking scale

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

Good afternoon. Today brings proof that the poaching of sea creatures in Cabo Delgado province is happening on an industrial scale. Over a tonne of sea cucumbers has been seized in the latest arrest of poachers, together with a sizeable amount of shark fins (see below).

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Today’s front pages O País and CanalMoz lead with Mozambique’s first lady, Isaura Nyusi — who is also head of Frelimo’s women’s organisation, OMM — who yesterday said during her speech that the party’s next presidential candidate should not be a “vain profiteer”. Another O País headline mentions Frelimo spokeswoman Ludmila Maguni saying that the party is not aware of Samora Machel junior’s candidacy. Notícias leads with President Filipe Nyusi’s participation in the OMM meeting, in which he highlighted his government’s achievements over the last ten years in favour of women and girls. Other articles include the eight-year prison sentence handed down to a provincial representative of the National Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, accused of embezzling donations in Niassa province, and the preparation by the Tax Authority of a remote border monitoring platform. Sign up to the Zitamar Daily Briefing for an in-depth look at the biggest stories in the Mozambican media every weekday 📷 Faizal…

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