Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Jan 16, 2015

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Malawi deployed military helicopters and boats Thursday in a bid to rescue desperate flood victims stranded on patches of high ground after raging waters killed at least 48 people and left 100,000 homeless. Vice President Saulos Chilima said the rescue operation had been delayed ...

Jan 12, 2015

At least 56 dead in Mozambique beer poisoning

At least 56 people including a toddler in the northwest of Mozambique have died from apparent poisoning after consuming traditional beer known as “phombe,” local authorities said Sunday. Carla Mosse, director of health for the province of Tete, told Radio Mocambique that 39 people ...

Dec 10, 2014

Mitsui to buy stake in Mozambique coal, rail projects

Leading Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co will buy a stake in Mozambique coal and transport infrastructure projects, making an initial investment of $763 million, the company said Tuesday. Mitsui said it would buy 14 percent of the Moatize coal mine and 35 percent ...

Jan 12, 2014

Japan pledges ¥70 billion in ODA to Mozambique

Japan will provide ¥70 billion in official development assistance to Mozambique over five years for a transport corridor project, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday. Abe made the pledge in a meeting with President Armando Guebuza in the capital, Maputo, as they agreed to ...

Jun 30, 2013

Japan cagers hold off visiting squads


The Japan and women’s national basketball teams recorded victories for the second time in as many days, leaving Sendai’s Xebio Arena on Saturday with momentum. In the Saturday finale, coach Kimikazu Suzuki’s team topped the Philippines 83-76. The visitors out-rebounded Japan 50-37. Big man ...

Japan men, women triumph in basketball exhibition series openers

Jun 29, 2013

Japan men, women triumph in basketball exhibition series openers

Atsuya Ota, a Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix center, scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Japan men’s national basketball team defeated the Philippines 86-67 on Friday at Xebio Arena in Sendai. Coach Kimikazu Suzuki’s club is preparing for the upcoming FIBA ...

Concern mounts over agricultural aid in Mozambique

Jun 5, 2013

Concern mounts over agricultural aid in Mozambique

While Japan advocated investment and private sector-led growth in Africa at the big aid conference this weekend, concern mounted among citizens’ groups that an agriculture project in Mozambique that Tokyo is pushing as one of its key projects in Africa, may end up depriving ...

May 31, 2013

Mozambique farmers seek halt to aid project

Farmers in Mozambique are calling on the governments of Japan, Brazil and Mozambique to halt a project aimed at supporting agricultural development there, saying it will result in land grabs. Members of the National Peasants Union, known as UNAC, which represents peasants across Mozambique, ...

Apr 29, 2013

Mozambique losing fight to save elephants

Mozambique’s elephant population risks being obliterated within a decade unless tight antipoaching measures are introduced, conservationists have warned. The alarming scale of the poaching problem has become increasingly apparent, with an aerial survey of the north of the country in 2011 tallying 2,667 elephant ...