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Yearbook 2007

Mozambique. As a sign that the civil war in Mozambique may begin to be adapted to history books, the British HALO Foundation announced that it has completed 13 years of mine clearance work in the northern provinces. In the central parts of the country, the government has already assumed responsibility for harming the relatively few land mines that remain.

2007 Mozambique

According to CountryAAH, an explosion in an armory, located in the middle of a poor residential area in the capital Maputo, came at the same time as a reminder of the country's warlike past. Over 100 people were killed, several hundred injured and about 1,200 residential buildings destroyed when quantities of old Soviet grenades and rockets exploded on March 22. The accident was said to have been caused by heat and improper storage of the weapons.

The heavily decrepit harbor in the city of Beira in northern Mozambique is to be equipped at an estimated cost of approximately SEK 120 million. The port has been closed since 2001, but is estimated to be able to handle exports of mainly fish and seafood for at least half a billion SEK annually.

Former President Joaquim Chissano became the first recipient of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Good Leadership. The award, instituted by Sudanese businessman Mo Ibrahim, will be awarded to African former heads of state who are considered to be good examples of an honest and democratic leadership style. The recipient receives US $ 5 million over a ten-year period, then $ 200,000 a year for the rest of his life.

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