Manica

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Newspaper vendors on a Maputo roadside. Photograph: Louise McLoughlin

In the south of Maputo, off a loud street bulging with taxis displaying shattered windscreens and seat belts that don’t work, there is a quiet space. (...)

Newspaper vendors on a Maputo roadside, Mozambique. Photograph: Louise McLoughlin

It’s a stormy evening in Maputo as John Chekwa recalls the night his son was abducted. Chekwa had earlier answered his phone to a chilling message: me(...)

Experts say gonorrhoea has become increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Photograph: iStock

At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable “superbug” strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others(...)

Farmer Serida Bodjisse with her baby Salvador Alberto and farmer Elisa Culewa in the soya bean field at Concern’s farmer field school in Domba, Manica province, Mozambique. Photograph: Mary Boland

In a country afflicted by chronic malnutrition, the fertile soil of Mozambique’s central Manica province offers up rich sustenance to those who know h(...)

Apopo deminer Victor Boquico gives a banana treat to ‘Mocadas 53’, who has just found TNT in the soil at the landmine clearance site at Dombe in Manica province, Mozambique. Photograph: Mary Boland

Mourinho is late for work. A torrential downpour, typical at this time of year in western Mozambique’s mountainous Manica province, has set him back a(...)