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October 25, 1994
Mozambique holds its first democratic election Thursday and Friday, giving the war-ravaged country a chance for long-lasting peace. The United Nations, which is supervising the vote, hopes to recoup its record in Africa after recent debacles in Angola, Somalia and Rwanda. President Joaquim Chissano's ruling Frelimo party, which has governed since the southeast African nation won independence from Portugal in 1975, is expected to win the poll for Parliament and president.
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October 25, 1994
Mozambique holds its first democratic election Thursday and Friday, giving the war-ravaged country a chance for long-lasting peace. The United Nations, which is supervising the vote, hopes to recoup its record in Africa after recent debacles in Angola, Somalia and Rwanda. President Joaquim Chissano's ruling Frelimo party, which has governed since the southeast African nation won independence from Portugal in 1975, is expected to win the poll for Parliament and president.
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January 30, 1990
Gabriel Estavo Monjane, 45, believed the tallest man in the world at 8 feet, 3/4 inch. Monjane, recognized by the Guinness Book of Records, weighed 392 pounds and was known in circus circles as the "Giant of Monjacaze" after his birthplace in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza. In Maputo, Mozambique, on Jan. 21 when he accidentally fell in his back yard and hit his head on a concrete patio, the newspaper Noticias reported.
NEWS
February 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Helicopter crews plucked at least 1,800 people to safety Sunday as swollen rivers swept away almost everything in their paths in flood-ravaged Mozambique. A new storm system began building off the coast. Many more people gripped whatever high ground they could find as waters continued to rise in the Save and Limpopo rivers of this southeast African country, one of the world's most impoverished nations. They have been stranded for a week and desperately need food.
NEWS
March 5, 2000 |
Thousands of Mozambique's hungry and thirsty flood victims straggled into makeshift camps Saturday after days of huddling on rooftops or clinging to tree branches. As more supplies and equipment arrived from around the world--including the first of three U.S. planes carrying boats from Miami--survivors at the camps gulped down cornmeal soup and beans, the first food many had eaten in four or five days.
NEWS
September 23, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The government appealed Monday for emergency aid to feed nearly 4 million people who are facing famine in this southern African nation. Speaking at a meeting in Maputo of Mozambique's Natural Disasters Office, the minister of cooperation, Jacinto Veloso, said that hunger is now affecting almost a third of the country's population. He called on "all countries and international organizations to help us in this particularly difficult moment."
NEWS
July 19, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nelson Mandela, concluding a six-week, 14-country tour of North America, Europe and Africa, returned home Wednesday on his 72nd birthday, promising to meet with President Frederik W. de Klerk within days to discuss a new round of peace talks. "We with the African National Congress are very keen" to clear the remaining obstacles to formal negotiations, Mandela told an airport news conference.
SPORTS
April 24, 2003 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
A hat trick by Brazilian striker Ronaldo on Wednesday earned defending champion Real Madrid a place in the semifinals of the European Champions Cup despite the Spanish team's 4-3 loss to Manchester United in an intriguing game at Old Trafford in England. In Milan, AC Milan became the third Italian team to reach the semifinals when an injury-time goal by Swedish striker Jon Dahl Tomasson gave it a 3-2 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in an equally fascinating game at San Siro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
So, protests against the Arena Football League's mysterious billboards have been registered in Azusa, Bellflower, Hawthorne and Venice, among other communities. Some citizens called law enforcement authorities about one billboard that says, "Eight Oklahoma tourists will be beaten in downtown Los Angeles," unaware it referred to an Oklahoma football team. Readers have complained to this column about the billboards, especially one double-entendre ad that suggests a sex act. All this, and the L.A.
NEWS
March 9, 2008 | Barry Hatton, Associated Press
The heads of enemy soldiers impaled on roadside trees. Hundreds of prisoners tortured, killed and dumped in mass graves. Napalm dropped on jungles where guerrillas sheltered, and grass-hut villages torched with cigarette lighters. These gruesome acts were carried out in Portugal's name two generations ago during its colonial wars in Africa. But for most Portuguese, the events aren't history -- they're news. A groundbreaking series aired by public broadcaster Radiotelevisao Portuguesa is confronting Portugal with unsettling aspects of its recent history that for decades have been shrouded in silence.
NEWS
May 23, 1999 | DANIEL J. WAKIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Life is much improved in this village since Nelson Mandela spent the happy days of his boyhood here. The last few years have brought electricity, running water, a new school, even the promise of telephones. Now a new sense of anticipation is in the air: The great man is coming home. Mandela, 80, says he will retire to his presidential compound in Qunu sometime after the June 2 elections that will mark the end of his term as South Africa's first democratically elected president.
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