April 16, 1989 |
Troops from Zimbabwe killed 20 rebels and captured eight armed children aged 10 to 14 in southern Mozambique, an army spokesman said. Zimbabwe has troops in neighboring Mozambique guarding its trade routes and fighting alongside government forces against guerrillas. The spokesman said Friday that the right-wing Mozambique National Resistance, fighting to topple the Marxist Maputo government, is increasingly recruiting children for its campaign.
January 4, 1987 |
Mozambican rebels claimed they stormed a strategic military base in central Sofala province on Saturday, killing more than 80 Marxist government and allied soldiers. Paulo Oliveira, a Lisbon-based spokesman for the Mozambican National Resistance, said 21 Zimbabweans, five Tanzanians and three Cuban advisers to the Mozambican government were among the dead the in early morning fighting. There was no immediate independent confirmation or comment from the government in Maputo on the claim.
October 23, 1986 |
A Soviet diplomat Wednesday visited a Soviet crew member injured in the plane crash that killed Mozambique's President Samora M. Machel, the South African Foreign Ministry said. Staunchly anti-Communist South Africa, which has no relations with the Soviet Union, allowed the diplomat and Nadejna Novosselov, the wife of flight engineer Vladimir Novosselov, to make the trip from Maputo, capital of neighboring Mozambique.
November 9, 2002 |
A judge has ordered the son of President Joachim Chissano to be questioned in connection with the killing of a prominent journalist. Carlos Cardoso, former owner and editor of the daily Metical newspaper, was killed in November 2000 in Maputo when gunmen emerged from a car and shot him and his driver. Prosecutors said a witness in the case had told them Chissano's son Nyimpine, who is not among the six charged, attended a meeting at which plans to assassinate Cardoso were discussed.
April 17, 1988 |
Mozambique's right-wing rebels said on Saturday that they killed 35 soldiers when they ambushed a train and captured an army barracks in two attacks last week. Rebels attacked a locomotive carrying war materiel in the north last Friday, killing nine Tanzanian and five government soldiers, according to a brief statement distributed in Lisbon by the Mozambique National Resistance. The rebels also hit an army position at Moamba, 30 miles northwest of the capital, Maputo, killing 21 soldiers.
March 1, 1986 |
The diesel engine of a freight train raided by thieves collided with a passenger train in a suburb of the Mozambican capital, and at least 15 people were killed, it was reported Friday. The national news agency, AIM, said 31 people in the passenger train were injured in the crash Thursday night in Machava. The engine had been pulling freight cars when thieves cut a coupler to separate the carriages and steal a load of sugar, AIM quoted witnesses as saying.