Human trafficking in Ghana!

NyankpalaBy Patrick Kalonji Kadima, Stagiaire in Nyankpala, Ghana.

I am Patrick Kalonji Kadima, Congolese born in 1990. I have five sisters and one brother. Of my parents, only my father is still alive. I grew up in Kinshasa but migrated with my family in South Africa and in Lesotho. I did part of my secondary education in DR Congo and then in South Africa. I joined the Missionaries of Africa few years ago. I am currently doing my pastoral apostolic training years in St. Monica Parish, Nyankpala, within the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tamale in Ghana.

Human trafficking in Ghana!

On Friday 29th September 2017, the Missionaries of Africa and the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa in Tamale gathered at the provincial house for a talk on human trafficking. The talk was given as part of our ongoing preparations towards the celebration of the 150th anniversary of our foundation (1868/69 – 2018/19). One will remember that from the 11th November 2012 to the 8th September 2013 the two institutes of our Lavigerie family celebrated the 125th Anniversary of the Anti-Slavery Campaign of our founder Cardinal Lavigerie. This celebration paved the way for the campaign against human trafficking which is one of the forms of modern slavery that our mother land, Africa, faces daily. The fight against human trafficking is part and parcel of our commitment to Justice & Peace and Encounter-Dialogue (JPIC-ED) which the Ghana-Nigeria Link has called us to share upon. It is following that call that I propose the few lines underscoring the talk we had at the provincial house on human trafficking.

Clement Wie Tuureh copieFather Clement Wie Tuureh, M.Afr, gave us an introduction for the reason of our gathering. This short introduction allowed the presenter, Mr. Abdulai Danaah, the Executive Director of the Centre for Initiative Against Human Trafficking (CIAHT), to begin his talk under the topic: ‘What is Human Trafficking, the Causes and Effects and Strategies Action Plans to End Human Trafficking in the Northern Region of the Republic of Ghana.’

Centre for Initiative Against Human Trafficking (CIAHT)What Is Human Trafficking?

It was discovered during the talk that most people are unaware or unconscious of such a reality called human trafficking. This is simply due to the lack of knowledge of what is involved in human trafficking.

Accordingly, the speaker gave us this definition: “The United Nations has defined human trafficking as “the recruitment, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons by threat or use of force.” He, furthermore, argued: “Similarly, the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking Victims Protection Act 2000 describes severe forms of trafficking as: (a) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age; or (b) the recruitment, harbouring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labour or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery”; similar practices being the removal of organs. With the above, the presenter made us aware on how to confirm if a situation can be called human trafficking, one has to consider all the elements that make the situation to be called “human trafficking”.

Elements of Human Trafficking

The elements of human trafficking are: the act, the means and the purpose. First, concerning the act, the presenter made us understand that it is about ‘what is done’, meaning to say, is it recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons? And when it comes to the means, we have to bear in mind ‘how it is done’, meaning to say, is it a threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or making payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim. Then last, concerning the purpose we looked at ‘why it is done’, meaning to say, is it for the purpose of exploitation, which includes exploiting the prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labour, slavery or similar practices and the removal of organs.

Those who were present soon realised that they have encountered situations related to human trafficking where they live here in Ghana.

Human Trafficking in Ghana

In his presentation, the presenter mentioned to us that globally speaking 600 thousand to four million people are being trafficked and the majority in this estimation are women and children.

The presenter informed us that Ghana as a country is faced with the challenges of human trafficking; men, women, and children are subject to trafficking mostly in forced labour and sex trafficking.

It was clear in the speaker’s presentation that most people within the country in Ghana do not have the knowledge of human trafficking; and misunderstand the move of human trafficking to migration of one local area to another. Therefore, Ghanaian girls and young adults who move around in search of work from one rural area to another or from one rural to an urban area or community are easily exposed to traffickers.

Another way, in which Ghana is faced with this evil of human trafficking, is that, Ghana has become to some degree a target point for traffickers. Girls are been sent to Europe, America and some other African countries with the hope to have domestic jobs but later they are being brained-washed deceived into forced labour, some work and receive unfair wages, others are abused or forced into prostitution.

Invitation to Campaign Against Human Trafficking

In his invitation to fight human trafficking, the presenter reminded us to be careful as religious and moral figures on how to proceed to fight this evil in the various communities where we live or do our apostolate. In as much as we may wish to reduce or getting rid of this evil by conducting public awareness and informing the public. The traffickers are studying our movements. They are establishing networks and developing new systems to their favours. Again the presenter informed us that the government of Ghana have not yet enforced the law as such that will bring traffickers to justice in most of the cases and protect the victims. Another obstacle that may come our way as we fight human trafficking is that the victims themselves in most cases are not aware that they are being trafficked.

At the end of this talk, I remembered vividly how in 2014 I took part in a play we produced as students of philosophy in Balaka, Malawi, to bring awareness to the public (in schools, parishes and at a conference) on the issues of slavery and human trafficking. It is my prayer and hope that more of these events be encouraged. I wish to invite all of us to be creative and continue participating in the campaign to fight against all forms of modern slavery. “Let us break the chains!

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Statement on the Current Political Situation in Zambia, T-G Mpundu, PRESIDENT – ZAMBIA CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS (ZCCB)


“Let Justice flow, … down like a river that never dries …” (Amos 5:24)

Statement on the Current Political Situation in Zambia

ZCCB LOGO copieTo all Catholic faithful and all people of good will in Zambia.

This is Easter Tide when we celebrate the great feast of Easter till the feast of Pentecost. My greeting to you is in the words of St. Paul: “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 1:3; 2 Cor 1:2; Gal 1:2-3; and Ephesians 1:2).


  1. As Shepherds of the Church, it is our honour, privilege and duty to teach and guide the faithful through instructing them in matters of faith and morals. It is also our duty to enlighten them concerning the issues confronting them in their daily lives in the light of our faith and the teaching of the Church as the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) so succinctly put and expressed it: The joys and hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the people of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ.[1]
  2. The Prophet Jeremiah reminds us in Chapter 22 verse 16 that we cannot claim to know God if we fail to respond to and confront the injustices in our society because to know God means to do justiceand to do justice is to know God.” Therefore, knowing God cannot be separated from doing justice and from what we do or omit to do to our neighbour. Consequently, people who inflict pain and suffering to their fellow human beings cannot claim to know God, let alone be “Christian!
  3. The unfortunate incident that happened in Mongu during the Kuomboka ceremony has since been followed by the arrest and detention of Mr. Hakainde Hichilema followed by the slapping of a treason charge on him. We do not in any way condone illegality. We nevertheless deplore the massive, disproportionate and entirely unnecessary force with which the Police acted in apprehending him. Would it not have been much more civilised and professional to deliver a summons to him containing a charge and ordering him to appear before the police to answer charges of alleged law breaking? The brutal way in which the Police acted has only served to heighten the already considerable tension in the nation particularly between supporters of the UPND and PF. The peace that we wish for you and the nation at large in the words of St. Paul is not mere absence of war or strife. Peace means harmony, understanding, respect for and acceptance of others, respect for and even defence of divergence of opinion, wishing others well no matter who they are and what they do for a living. This peace comes from God our Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ. This peace right now is in short supply in our nation. Why?
  4. The continuous tension between the UPND and PF has affected the lives of many other citizens in the country who are living in fear and are not going about their business of life freely. We as Shepherds of the Catholic Church in our country are deeply saddened by the incidents of unprofessional and brutal conduct of the Police Service, the damage to the innocent citizens’ property by suspected cadres, the arbitrary arrests of and horrific torture of suspects as well as the careless, inflammatory and divisive statements of our political leaders. All these are indications that our democratic culture is yet to be firmly planted, nurtured and promoted to enhance the respect for human dignity and rights. Our democratic credentials which have not been much to go by at best of times have all but vanished in this nation that loudly claims to be “God-fearing,” “peace-loving” and “Christian.”
  5. It is our considered view that as a nation, we have lamentably failed to robustly address a number of recurrent snags including those that stem from our previous elections. The current political predicament directly flows from deep-rooted problems we have failed to fix or resolve, notwithstanding four constitutional commissions of inquiry. As we have stated before, “The political environment in Zambia, today, is characterised by manipulation, patronage and intimidation of perceived government opponents. We urge the government to stop using state security institutions to intimidate its own nationals. The police service in particular must be professional and impartial in carrying out their duties of maintaining law and order. Too many of the nation’s resources and time are wasted on politicking at the expense of real development. This culture must change for the better.”[2]
  6. Ideally, the period immediately after such a divisive election as was held in August 2016, our political leaders should have embarked upon a programme of national reconciliation, building and fostering dialogue by keeping old channels in good repair and creating new ones more suited to the new situation. Unfortunately, the Judiciary, the arm of government responsible for adjudicating between individuals and between institutions and delivering justice did not do much, if anything, to engender a mutually acceptable solution.
  7. We are also convinced that the big part of the problem is that politics in Zambia are still reeling in the hangover from the pre-independence political struggle for independence which was reinforced in the One-Party-State. This hangover derives from the wrong perception that political competition is aimed at annihilating or totally silencing political opponents at all costs and by all means available! This is the root cause of intra and interparty intolerance and violence. However, a democratic dispensation that cherishes the parliamentary democracy we would like to build and consolidate demands respect for divergent views and for the rights of individuals and political parties to organise, associate and assemble without any undue restrictions and intimidation. We are again disappointed when we review the events that marked the run up to the August 2016 elections. The democratic principles we have come to know have been violated left, right and centre so that instead of going forward and consolidating our still fragile democracy, we are retrogressing and not so slowly! The political party in power is in the driving seat of the political game on the political field.

We therefore demand from the government of the day to put in place concrete measures to reverse this worrying and dangerous trend.


Political Situation

  1. We applaud and praise those Zambians on the political playing field who, in spite of all sorts of provocation, are committed to peaceful means of doing politics and refrain from any violence, verbal or physical. These are the people who give us and the nation hope of holding on to a functional democracy in a multiparty scenario where there is more than ample room for citizens’ participation through organised groups although there is tremendous pressure to the contrary. Such people are martyrs of true democracy and must be emulated.
  2. We decry the bad habit which political parties in power assume immediately they make a government of using the Police Service to settle political scores and prevent their political rivals from organising, campaigning and therefore selling their vision of the country and nation to the electorate. It is the same story from one administration to the other and the present government is no exception, if not one of the best examples of the misdeed just mentioned! As a result of brutalising the people through the Police Service, the general public is reduced to fear so that the order of the day is corruption and misuse of public funds. Anyone who criticises the government for wrong doing is sure to have the police unleashed on him or her.
  3. We have always been concerned about the selective application of the Public Order Act by the Police. It is quite disgraceful that a quarter of a century after the return to plural politics and more than half a century of political independence from Great Britain, our governments which we put into power through our votes use the Public Order Act to oppress political opponents and prevent them from organising and assembling together political rallies and to openly express themselves instead of protecting the rights and liberties of the very people who put them into power. Paradoxically, each political party in opposition goes through the biased use of this notorious Act but once in power, they find it so useful that they do nothing to modify or repeal it. Disgraceful indeed! We hope and pray that this law will be revised and if not, then the Police Service must be required to apply it professionally and without targeting opposition political parties only.

The Judiciary

  1. It is an open secret that the Judiciary have let the country down by failing to stand up to political manipulation and corruption. How can one explain the failure of the Constitutional Court to hear and exhaustively conclude a presidential petition? We reiterate what we said before: “For some time now, there has been a persistent discourse on the state of the judiciary in Zambia with respect to its independence and impartiality. This situation has undermined public confidence in this institution. There is need to restore confidence in this important arm of Government. There are also many unresolved questions of public interest that have been left hanging and unanswered by the Executive.”[3] Where is the Judiciary to call the Executive to attention?
  2. We also strongly denounce attacks on the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and the government’s plans to undermine it. We believe that given optimum conditions, LAZ could play its rightful role as one of the most effective checks and balances in a true democratic dispensation. The plans to kill LAZ are discreditable and we hope and pray they will fail. Together with the Judiciary, LAZ is the last defence of citizens particularly in respect of excesses by the Executive.

A Police Service or Police Force?

  1. What a pity that all the efforts and financial resources our government and the donor community spent to reform the Police from a British South Africa Company and British Colonial Administration Police Force to a modern one of being a Police Service have paid little, if any dividends at all. It is sad to see the police being used and acting like political party cadres. Police officers are supposed to and must be exemplary in following the rule of law since they are in-charge of keeping law and order. We strongly appeal to the Police Service Personnel to be professional in their conduct, impartial and scrupulously fair in the manner that ensures and is seen to ensure that citizens’ rights are respected, protected and not violated. We call upon the government to depoliticise the Police Service forthwith and leave them to do a professional job they have been trained for. Almost immediately after independence, the politicians took over the Police Service as they told them whom to arrest and prosecute and who not to touch!

Culture of Silence

  1. There is fear and trembling among the people shown in the way they are afraid to speak out against injustices. This is due to several actions by government which were meant to instil fear into and intimidate the masses. One does not need to belong to a political party in order for him or her to speak out on the misdeeds happening in the nation. Furthermore, we are witnesses to what transpired during the run-up to the August 2016 general elections when several media houses were harassed and finally closed. The recent happenings were not reported by several media houses because of the heavy presence of the Police. Our country is now all, except in designation, a dictatorship and if it is not yet, then we are not far from it. Our political leaders in the ruling party often issue intimidating statements that frighten people and make us fear for the immediate and future. This must be stopped and reversed henceforth.

Call for Genuine Dialogue and Reconciliation

  1. As hinted earlier on, the process of national healing and reconciliation after last year’s election should have been priority number one for the government as the institution in the driving seat. Unfortunately, the Executive missed this chance. It has been opined that the Church Mother Bodies should have continued their arbitration role as evinced by the Holy Cross Cathedral Meeting before Easter last Year. That initiative was taken on the appeal to ZEC (ZCCB) of the President on 12th March 2016 on the occasion of the ordination of Bishop Justin Mulenga of Mpika Diocese. The Church Mother Bodies did their best but immediately after the meeting, the resolutions which had been taken and agreed to by the participating political party leaders were broken particularly by the ruling party. The Church Mother Bodies were not allowed to succeed! We believe strongly that now that the political party in power because it is now in a strong position and has nothing to fear by way of electoral defeat must be in the driving seat. The Church Mother Bodies, if called upon, are ready to come along.
  2. The politicians especially those in the ruling party must realise that the nation they are governing is deeply divided between those who voted for UPND and those who voted for PF in the last elections. Let the politicians of both parties take it from us since we always have our ears close to the ground that our country now stands on the edge. It is no use playing an ostrich game by burying our heads in the sand thinking that the storm will pass away. It will not, at least not before it has done great harm to this nation. The use of force and intimidation are not the solution whatsoever. Only genuine and sincere dialogue aimed at national reconciliation is the long-term solution. This reconciliation must be firmly rooted in the Christian values of Truth, Forgiveness, Peace, Unity, Social Justice and Freedom. Let us learn to burry our immediate past and rise again to new life.
  3. To the Church and other Religious Leaders, we appeal to them to be instruments of peace, reconciliation and unity. They must urge the entire membership of their flocks to be collectively and individually channels of peace and reconciliation thereby living to our Lord’s call to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Shepherds and the faithful together must be committed to preaching messages of peace, reconciliation and love in word and in deed. Our nation is much larger and transcends our present and future individual or collective political fortunes.

Issued and signed on 23rd April 2017 (Divine Mercy Sunday)

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T-G Mpundu

Archbishop of Lusaka


[1] Vatican II Documents, Gaudium et Spes – Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, #1.

[2] Cf. Pastoral Statement of the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC), Issued on Thursday, 23rd January 2015, #5.1

[3] Cf. Act Justly and Walk Humbly with your God, A Pastoral Statement of the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC), Issued on 27th January 2013, #8.  

IF YOU WANT PEACE, WORK FOR JUSTICE – pastoral letter Mpundu April 2017

Justice and Peace Statement on Stay Away (7th April 2017)

Catholic Arch of Johannesburg logoThere seems to be a stigma of challenging and critiquing an elderly person or any hierarchical authority in the African context. This could be due to a cultural background within which the respect of an elderly person or hierarchical authority is instilled in one’s mind at a very young age of one’s upbringing.

The area of concern with such a stigma is, serious erroneous decisions may certainly be made by an elderly person in the society or by any hierarchical authority, should that happens, how could the society convey a message of concern to any hierarchical authority so that any erroneous decision which cripple the society/country could be reconsidered or rather reversed.

In the political arena, mass protest is one of the means which the society uses to express its grievances to the government. The mass protest in itself as a means of the society voicing its concerns to the government with the expectation of being heard is not a bad gesture. Unfortunately, such a gesture often comes with a pack of a double aged disastrous outcome.

On one hand, the disastrous action may come from the protesting group who may end up showing its anger by burning hospitals, schools and university computer labs.  Such a gesture is certainly to be condemned through and through for it brings no human transformation to the society but rather cripples the society from bad to worse. Furthermore, we urge the leaders to refrain from using violent language which insinuate public violence.

On the second hand even if the mass protest is done peacefully, unnecessary shootings which claim the lives of people may follow as the outcome. Such a gesture is also to be equally condemned.

The country is now faced with a very crucial moment whereby Friday the 7th of April South Africa is encouraged to shut down as a means of communicating a serious message to the government. The Catholic Church in Johannesburg (Justice and Peace) urges a peaceful demonstration or stay away whereby people express their concerns to the government without causing any calamitous way which destroys the country’s environment, people’s lives and property.

The Catholic Justice and Peace Department of Johannesburg urges the South African government that it hears the massive cry and concerns of the people; discern these concerns and ultimately come up with decisions which transform the country.

Issued by Episcopal Vicar of Justice and Peace Department of Archdiocese of Johannesburg

Fr. Innocent Mabheka scj

SACBC Justice and Peace Commission in South Africa Calls for a More Effective Regulation of Banks.

sacbc-jnp-logobishop-a-gabuzaBishop Abel Gabuza, the chairperson of SACBC Justice and Peace Commission, has called on the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance to consider further regulation of banks if the banks are found guilty of collusion by the competition tribunal.

“If the tribunal confirms commission’s findings, we urge the treasury and the standing committee on finance to institute more effective regulation of banks, in furtherance of the common good, to prevent further market abuse.” Says Bishop Gabuza.

According to Bishop Gabuza, this should include efforts to speed up the finalisation of the Financial Regulation Bill. “We particularly insist on the establishment of the market conduct regulator.” 

Bishop Gabuza has commended the standing committee on finance for its efforts to appraise the concentration levels in the banking sector. 

“In any sector, when too much power is concentrated in too few hands, the biggest losers are often the poor and low income earners. In so far as it is undertaken in a manner which is consistent with international benchmarks and the interests of the poor, we support government efforts to break the dominance of South Africa’s largest banks and increase access to the economy.”

Bishop has also called for stronger culture of ethics in the banking sector. “The bank collusion is a reminder that we need to strengthen ethical infrastructure in the financial sector. We are often worried that, since the banking sector is important for increased investment and faster economic growth, it is often treated as if it is a sector that should be above ethics and the law. Just like other sectors, the banking sector should be subjected to ethical imperatives and regulatory frameworks that promote the common good. Profit making and greed should not be the only guiding principles.” Added Bishop Gabuza.

SACBC Justice and Peace Commission “shall continue to speak out against corruption in the financial sector, with the same vigour that we use when we condemn corruption in the public sector. Both private sector corruption and public sector corruption arise from the spirit of greed and the worship of money. Both constitute stealing from the poor. Both divert resources necessary to uplift the poor from poverty and destitution. We shall not therefore remain silent in the face of any corruption and fraud.”

Click here to open the PDF file of this document.

For further information, kindly contact:

Bishop Abel Gabuza. Cell number:  0825494324  –  Phone number: 053 831 1861 or 053 831 1862. Email:

Archbishop William Slattery: Cell: 0834685473




  1. O projecto de vigilância nacional que Guebuza ofereceu ao filho

1.1. As câmaras de Mussumbuluku

Estão a ser montadas 450 câmaras de vigilância nas cidades de Maputo e Matola, no âmbito do projecto do comando nacional de intercepção e de informação que inclui as escutas telefónicas. O comando central de vigilância esta situado na Casa Militar.

  1. FMI quer auditoria internacional às contas da EMATUM, ProInducus e MAM.

Segundo a avaliação técnica feita pelo Fundo Monetário Internacional, a dívida pública tem agora alta probabilidade de ter atingido um nível de risco elevado de sobre endividamento.

  1. Renamo acusa Governo de intensificar bombardeamentos à Serra da Gorongosa

Em sessão de Comissão Mista de preparação de diálogo realizada em 20 de Junho de 2016, a Renamo queixou-se de intensificação dos bombardeamentos militares tendo como alvo Afonso Dhlakama.  

  1. Em menos de sete meses

Oito ladrões foram mortos pela população na Beira

  1. Escândalo da dívida pública
    • Beatriz Buchili diz que ainda não arguido devido à presunção de inocência.

Os processos em instrução preparatória não têm até ao momento, arguido, e chama à acolação aos princípios de presunção de inocência e de segredo de justiça.

  1. CFM necessitam de 400 milhões de dólares para reabilitação da linha férea Beira-Machipanda.
  2. No Distrito de Barué, província de Manica

Desconhecidos queimam sede distrital da Renamo

Primeiro secretário da Frelimo do posto Administrativo de Nhamapassa assassinado por homens que se supõem ser da Renamo.

  1. Director do Banco Mundial revela essencial o envolvimento dos cidadãos no processo de tomada de decisões.
  2. Governo pretende que PIC permaneca no Ministério do Interior
  3. Navio comercial afunda no Porto da Beira (tratado noutros jornais)

ZAMBEZE, 30/06/2016


  1. Divida deixa o pais em maus lencoes (tratado noutros jornais)
  2. Apesar do número ter aumento para doze
    • Comissão Mista continua estagnada

A Comissão composta pela Renamo e Governo para preparar dialogo, num beco sem saída.

  1. Barrulho da PIC engasga Buclhili no Parlamento (tratado noutros jornais)
  2. Mocambique pressionado a investigar a violação dos Direitos Humanos

A Amnistia Internacional (AI) considera que Moçambique devera investigar de imediato todas as alegações de violação dos Direitos Humanos por agentes do Estado. Tais investigações, diz a AI, deverão ser completas e imparciais.

  1. Graça Machel ausculta adolescentes sobre situação da criança
  2. Por ocasião da Função Pública

Governadora da província de Sofala aperta o cerco a funcionários desonestos. Maria Helena Taipo, aproveitou o dia da Função Pública assinalado semana finda para lançar um aviso à navegação a todos os funcionários desonestos para abdicarem de práticas corruptas.

  1. Parlamento Juvenil quer saídas para problemas que o país enfrenta
  2. Cartão Vermelho contra as piores formas de trabalho infantil

Diz a Ministra do Trabalho e Segurança Social, Vitória Diogo, reconhecendo que em Moçambique existem manifestações de abusos de criança, situação que requer atenção de todos.



  1. Três figuras reforçam equipa governamental para o diálogo (tratado noutros jornais)
  2. Educação capacita formadores em matéria de nutrição
  3. Ao longo da EN1, Distrito de Machanga, Sofala

Homens armados da Renamo atacam passageiros em Mpinga



  1. Em Sofala

Aprendidos mais de 6 mil metros cúbicos de madeira

  1. Em instituições do Estado

Governo revela mecanismos para detectar desvios de fundos


Qual é o real Estado da Nação? Esta será pelo menos até aos próximos tempos uma questão imparável. A resposta a esta pergunta é única “péssimo”, ou “Pior de todos os tempos”.

Numa altura em que há uma luz no fundo do túnel com vista a busca de paz efectiva, embora sabemos que não será Perpétua como pensava um dos maiores filósofos alemão Emmanuel Kant. A tenção político-militar vai degenerando diariamente; a Dívida Pública começa a causar sérios problemas aos moçambicanos; o crime organizado continua a propalar-se a níveis assustadores e por conseguinte, o custo de vida a subir de forma avassalador.

As últimas informações indicam que a nossa dívida pública atingiu os níveis mais alarmantes de todos os tempos a nível de toda África. Moçambique está em risco de cair na caixa de lixo de maior devedor da História. E agora? Prendam os responsáveis. A impunidade de Guebuza e os seus dois filhos, a luta pela permanência da PIC sob a tutela do Ministério do Interior em vez da Procuradoria-Geral da República gelou a Procuradora-Geral da República no seu informe anual aos moçambicanos a ponto de não ter trazido dados substanciais para por cobro as situações da sua responsabilidade.

Por favor: Devolvam-nos o sossego, a concórdia, harmonia, a tranquilidade, a liberdade e a Paz que são os únicos garantes da dignidade de um Povo por um lado e por outro são estas, as sementes que possibilitam a construção de uma sociedade moderna democrática de direito e de justiça social.


A luta continua…. “Enquanto não encontrarem-se a misericórdia e a fidelidade, enquanto não abraçarem-se a paz e a justiça”, não calaremos….

O Secretário: João Dambiro – O Coordenador: Fidel Salazar   




  1. A empresa holandesa dona da EMATUM

Para além da Mozambique EMATUM Finance BV, com sede na Holanda, foi criada uma outra empresa em Agosto de 2013, denominada Stichting Mozambique EMATUM Finance.

A Stichting Mozambique EMATUM é dona das acções da EMATUM na Holanda e partilha os mesmos escritórios com a Mozambique EMATUM Finance BV, em Amsterdão. A empresa tinha em 2014 como saldo bancário, 27, 8 mil euros no Banco alemão Deutsche Bank.

  1. Devido a mau comportamento
    • Filho de Nyusi corrido na ATCM

Depois de ter sido notícia devido aos luxuosos carros que ostenta desde que o seu pai se tornou Presidente da República, o filho de Filipe Nyusi volta a ser notícia. Ele está proibido de frequentar o recinto do Automóvel e Touring Clube de Moçambique (ATCM).

  1. Em menos de dois meses
    • Terceiro incêndio em sedes da Renamo na cidade de Chimoio

Esta é a segunda vez que é incendiada a sede provincial da Renamo em Manica. Anteriormente, já havia sido incendiada a sede da Delegação da Renamo na cidade de Chimoio.

  1. Centenas de pessoas saíram à rua contra a guerra e as dividas escondidas

Queremos que o ex-Presidente e o seu Governo respondam por estas dívidas”- Alice Mabota, Presidente da Liga dos Direitos Humanos.

Exigir o desarmamento da Renamo é uma falacia. O Governo deve também deixar as armas.

  1. Negociacoes entre Governo e Renamo deverão incluir mediadores e observadores

A Comissão mista encarregada de prepara o encontro entre Nyusi e Dhlakama anunciou que as negociações vão incluir mediadores e observadores da União Europeia, África do Sul e da Igreja Católica Romana.

  1. Na Escola de Formação Prática da Policia de Matalane

Formandos queixam-se de serem retidos arbitrariamente.

  1. A conversa telefónica de dois dias entre Afonso Dhlakama e Filipe Nyusi

O Presidente da Renamo Afonso Dhlakama, anunciou que durante dois dias de conversa com Filipe Nyusi, alcançou consensos sobre o processo de negociações para a busca de paz.

ZAMBEZE, 23/06/2016


  1. Diálogo por um lado. Ataque militar à Gorongosa por outro
    • Governo faz jogo duplo a Dhlakama

A Renamo lamenta que ao mesmo tempo que se esta a criar condições para o retorno ao diálogo, tendente a devolver a paz no pais, o Governo esteja a levar a cabo uma ofensiva militar de grande envergadura desde o dia 18 deste mês na Serra da Gorongosa onde se presume que esteja refugiado o líder da Renamo.

  1. Ecos dos utentes da EN7
    • Passageiros e transportadores queixam-se de demora e extorsão nas colunas da EN7

Vários passageiros e transportadores que circulam através de escoltas militares na EN7, principalmente no troco Vanduzi e rio Luenha, nas províncias de Manica e Tete, queixam-se da demora e das constantes acções de extorsão aos transportadores, protagonizados por alguns elementos das FDS que garantem a segurança.

  1. Camiões malawianos alvejados em Macossa

Dois camiões tanques do Malawi foram alvejados, na manha da última segunda-feira por supostos homens armados da Renamo.

  1. Moçambique e Malawi chegam ao consenso sobre segurança na EN7

Autoridades Malawianas chegaram a acordo com Moçambique para a garantia da segurança na Estrada Nacional número sete, no centro do país.

  1. Repúdio à Guerra e dívidas ocultas (TAMBÉM TRATADO NOUTROS JORNAIS)

O povo não pode ser manipulado por coisas que não sabe.

  1. Tensão política-militar

PRM confirma ataque em Nhapassa e Machanga

  1. Província de Tete

Agentes da PRM envolvidos num sequestro na província de Tete.

  1. Governo de Sofala receia encerramento de fábricas

O Governo da província de Sofala esta preocupado com a intensificação dos ataques protagonizados pelos homens armados da Renamo e alerta que a situação pode levar a falência de algumas empresas que se encontram paralisadas desde o reinício da actual situação de tensão política no país.

  1. Em teleconferência fala de entendimento com PR
    • Dhlakama entende-se com Nyusi, mas não cessa ataques por falta de confiança.

O líder da Renamo, Afonso Dhlakama, falando em teleconferência à imprensa explicou que parar com os ataques militares no centro do país, passa pela garantia dos dois lados, mas principalmente do lado do Governo que é quem movimenta contingentes militares de Maputo para procurá-lo nas matas de Gorongosa.

SAVANA, 17/06/2016


  1. Sobre a divida publica de mocambique
    • Doadores não recuam e exigem esclarecimentos da dívida para libertar dinheiro
      • Queremos responsabilização dos autores

Presidente cessante do Grupo de Parceiros de Apoio Programático e embaixador de Portugal diz que dívidas escondidas é um assunto muito sério que merece a devida correcção. E quanto a tensão política, aquele diplomata diz que falta esforço para conquistar a confiança.

  1. PR reforma FDS debaixo de tensão político-militar
    • Nyusi apregoa diálogo com arma em punho

Numa altura em que a Comissão Mista composta pelos mandatários do governo e da Renamo ainda busca mecanismos para o encontro ao mais alto nível das respectivas lideranças, o Presidente da República e Comandante em Chefe das Forcas de Defesa e Segurança, Filipe Nyusi, orientou as Forcas de Defesa e Segurança para se manterem em prontidão combativa de modo a garantirem o controlo eficiente e eficaz de cada metro quadrado do território nacional, de cada milha do mar e ar.

  1. De protesto contra a situação político-militar e económica do país
    • Promotores da marcha queixam-se de ameaças

Alice Mabota e João Pereira falam de mensagens com tom intimidatório

  1. Liberdade de expressão sob ameaça?
    • PIC causa pânico no ZAMBEZE

A semana que finda, começou nebulosa no Jornal Zambeze. Em pleno dia de fecho, terça-feira, a Policia de Investigação Criminal (PIC), a nível da cidade de Maputo, notificou e com efeitos imediatos o Director e Chefe da redacção deste semanário, João Chamusse e Egídio Plácido, respectivamente, a prestar declarações, acerca de dois artigos publicados na sua penúltima edição (datado de 9 de Junho).

  1. Académico desmonta tese de Maleiane de que a dívida pública não afecta o bolso do cidadão

Tido como o maior disparate de sempre vindo da boca de um economista, Adriano Maleiane, o Ministro da Economia e Finanças, afirmou em voz alta, em Maio ultimo, que o bolso do cidadão não será afectado por causa da divida publica moçambicana. É uma teoria que, em meandros habilitados, incluindo antigos colegas de carteira do ministro não encontra acolhimento algum e, de tanta polémica, o Savana foi bater a porta de um dos mais activos economistas moçambicanos, mesmo em termos de produção científica, João Mosca. Mosca diz que “isso não é verdade”, para que diz que o Governo pensa que ninguém sabe mais do assunto, que as pessoas não sabem pensar, ou que quer aldrabar, mentir e considerar os cidadãos como pessoas de menor idade, o que é muito mau para a credibilidade de um Estado.

  1. Biodiversidade em risco no Parque Nacional das Quirimbas
    • Chineses devastam espécies marinhas protegidas

Depois de ter tomado conta das florestas nacionais e devastado todas as espécies valiosas de madeira existente em Moçambique, os chineses, com o beneplácito de algumas figuras ligadas ao poder em Moçambique, viraram as suas atenções para a biodiversidades marinha e estão a por em causa varias espécies em protecção.


Qual é o real Estado da Nação? A resposta a esta pergunta é única “péssimo”, ou “Pior de todos os tempos”.

Numa altura em que há uma luz no fundo do túnel com vista a busca de paz efectiva, embora sabemos que não será Perpétua como pensava um dos maiores filósofos alemão Emmanuel Kant. A tenção político-militar continua na ordem do dia, as Dívidas ocultas começam a causar tensão arterial aos moçambicanos e quanto aos recursos minerais, já não há muita prosperidade em virtude de o preço no mercado internacional ter baixado de forma exorbitante, o crime organizado continua a propalar-se a níveis assustadores e por conseguinte, o custo de vida a subir de forma avassalador.

As últimas informações indicam que a nossa dívida pública atingiu os níveis mais alarmantes de todos os tempos a nível de toda África. Moçambique está em risco de cair na caixa de lixo de maior devedor da História. E agora? Prendam os responsáveis. A impunidade de Guebuza e os seus dois filhos gelou a Procuradora-Geral da República no seu informe anual aos moçambicanos a ponto de não ter trazido dados substanciais para por cobro as situações da sua responsabilidade.

Por favor: Devolvam-nos o sossego, a concórdia, harmonia, a tranquilidade, a liberdade e a Paz que são os únicos garantes da dignidade de um Povo por um lado e por outro são estas, as sementes que possibilitam a construção de uma sociedade moderna democrática de direito e de justiça social.


A luta continua…. “Enquanto não encontrarem-se a misericórdia e a fidelidade, enquanto não abraçarem-se a paz e a justiça”, não calaremos….

O Secretário: João Dambiro, O Coordenador: Pe. Fidel Salazar   

SAP JPIC-ED Coordinators Meeting, Beira 2016

The annual meeting of the JPIC-ED coordinators of SAP, was held at Nazare Centre in Beira, Mozambique from the 22nd to 23rd June 2016. Due to some travelling complications that one or the other encountered on the way, we had to start the meeting a day later. There were the 4 of us: Christophe Boyer (South Africa), Philip Meraba (Malawi), Romaric Bationo (Zambia) and Fidel Salazar (Mozambique).

JPIC-ED Beira 016bBecause of the many reshuffles that happened in the province last year, this meeting could not take place as per planning. So it was imperative that we come together, get to know each other and do some planning this year. The objective of the meeting was threefold:  1) to make known to each other what is happening in our respective sectors, 2) to review the resolutions that were made in previous meetings and 3) as a result, to design some follow-up and planning.  

From our sharing, it was evident that in our province we are involved in various JPIC-ED undertakings although our commitment in ED seems weak. Despite this variety of involvement there is little sharing and discussion about them. We seem not to know how to tell our stories. It was also noticed that in every sector the JPIC-ED team is trying to establish itself and get to animate the sector.

Considering the present various endeavours and situations, and the plans that were decided by the previous meetings, we resolved to prioritise or revive our commitment to fight the new forms of slavery, our care for creation in line with “Laudato si”, our effort to promote reconciliation and empower the impoverished. We should do all this in the spirit of Encounter and Dialogue. In addition, we believe that the increasing presence of Islam in Southern Africa that is causing apprehension, fear with prejudices among some Christians, calls us to take a lead in the encounter and dialogue with Muslims. The provincial Coordinator and the sectors JPIC-ED teams will make every effort to animate and stimulate our M.Afr communities in these areas.

After the meeting, we had a guided tour of Nazare Centre and the city of Beira. Everything considered, it was a good meeting; not only did it give a kick-start to our SAP JPIC-ED team that had stalled for some time, but it helped us to pick things up where our predecessors left them, and draw a roadmap that will guide us . It is our hope that with the collaboration of every confrere and community we will be able to implement the resolutions taken.

Many thanks to the staff of Nazare Centre for hosting us and making our stay enjoyable.

Romaric Bationo, M.Afr, SAP JPIC-ED Coordinator

JPIC Commission, USG-UISG, Rome, Italy

JPIC Commission, USG-UISG, Rome, Italy LOGO WebThe JPIC Commission promotes and supports the integration of JUSTICE, PEACE & INTEGRITY OF CREATION (JPIC) in the life and mission of the Union of Superior Generals (USG) and the International Union of Superior Generals (UISG) and their member congregations.  It is responsible for animating men and women religious in justice, peace and integrity of creation according to the vows of the evangelical life, through experience, social analysis, spiritual reflection and action.

Our website offers a wide-range of information and resources on justice, peace and integrity of creation. It also serves as a forum for interaction among JPIC Promoters on issues and concerns regarding their ministry, and features a calendar of JPIC Commission events that you can link to your personal calendar. Bookmark on your browser and make it a favorite site to visit. 

Members of the USG and the UISG

All members of the USG and the UISG are invited to designate a JPIC Promoter for their respective congregation/institute to animate their membership in integrating justice, peace and integrity of creation into their spiritual and ministerial lives as men and women religious. A JPIC Promoter is responsible for helping each person and community to identify his/her own particular way of living and promoting JPIC values. The animation of JPIC consists of four elements: experience, social analysis, theological reflection/scripture/charism and action.

In particular, a JPIC Promoter is charged with the following: Remind congregational membership that evangelization and mission, without a JPIC perspective, cannot be authentic. (Cf. The Synod of Bishops, Justice in the World, 1971); uphold the spirituality of JPIC; animate members in the JPIC values; and develop a framework to help develop the JPIC dimension of Christian spirituality.

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  1. Jorge Rebelo desabafa sobre a actual conjuntura
    • Defende a responsabilização dos desmandos do Governo de Guebuza
      • “Se a roptura acontecer, que venha”

Jorge Rebelo um dos fundadores da Frelimo, onde foi o temido secretário do Trabalho Ideológico nos tempos de Samora Machel, lamenta o facto de o pais ter sido levado para a sarjeta por um líder consagrado como visionário.

  1. Directora do FMI pronuncia sobre as dívidas ocultas em Moçambique

Há sinais claros de corrupção escondida

  1. José Jaime Macuane é a mais recente vítima

O rapto e consequente baleamento esta segunda-feira, em Maputo, de uma das vozes críticas à governação do dia nos últimos tempos volta a levantar o velho debate sobre a intolerância ao pensamento diferente em Moçambique. José Jaime Macuane, académico e docente universitário, que no domingo último mandou recado ao governo da Frelimo, caiu nas garras dos poderosos poderes ocultos decididos a ditar, de armas em punho, em quê e como os moçambicanos devem expressar-se.

  1. Renamo denuncia ofensivas militares na Gorongosa
    • Iminente mega assalto a Satungira?

Tal como no passado, pode estar em marcha um plano das alas radicais da Frelimo visando anular os passos de Nyusi rumo ao diálogo com Dhlakama.

  1. O cenário é admitido pelo Banco de Moçambique

Suspensão de ajuda ao país coloca riscos à economia

  1. Moçambique esta no lixo segundo a Fitch

Moçambique é um devedor de alto risco e caminha para uma situação de incumprimento financeiro, pelo que deve baixar de CCC para CC, equivalente a lixo, considera a agência de notação financeira Fitch na sua mais recente avaliação sobre o país.



  1. O que os doadores disseram a Maleiane e à Frelimo
    • Os donos da mola

Em documento de duas páginas enviado ao Governo, os doadores mantem a suspensão da ajuda e informaram que já não há confiança devido à má governação e falta de transparência. Os doadores exigem uma auditoria forense para saber onde está o dinheiro, as contas bancarias, as empresas criadas e os donos dessas empresas. Querem também explicações sobre intolerância política e esclarecimentos sobre os refugiados no Malawi e outras violações de direitos humanos.

  1. Atentado contra Jaime Macuane
    • Ordem para deixar coxo

Desconhecidos supostamente dos famigerados esquadrões da morte que estão ao serviço do regime do dia raptaram e balearam o professor Macuane.

  1. Governo entre a espada e a parede
    • O preço do dinheiro dos doadores

A dívida pública embaraça governo na explicação no parlamento.

  1. Na região centro do país

Vinte e seis mil alunos abandonam escolas devido aos confrontos militarem. O número vai aumentar, devido ao encerramento de cinco escolas, na semana passada na localidade de Samoa, no distrito de Moatize, na província de Tete.

  1. Após mais uma tentativa de rapto no leito hospitalar

Liga dos Direitos Humanos retira militante da Renamo do Hospital Central de Maputo.

  1. Vítima de um ataque ao machimbombo da “Nagi Investiment”

Uma jovem militar abandonada há quatro meses no Hospital Provincial de Quelimane queixa-se do Governo.

  1. Dhlakama indica Eduardo Namburete, Jose Manteigas e Andre Magibire para a preparação das negociações.
  2. O escândalo da divida publica
    • Adriano Maleiane continua a mentir descaradamente

Contrariamente ao que a imprensa internacional escreveu, o ministro da Economia e Finanças diz que o Conselho de Ministros foi ao FMI no quadro da “reunião de primavera” e não para esclarecimentos. Diz também que o Conselho de Ministros contraiu a dívida de forma secreta por razões de segurança.

  1. Renamo acusa Maleiane de tentar ludibriar os moçambicanos

Renamo diz que o Governo deve explicar os pormenores da dívida em sessão plenária da Assembleia da República.




  1. Mussumbuluko Guebuza no negócio de armas

Através de Mussumbuluko o Governo comprou armamento a uma empresa isrealista denominada IWI. Mussumbuluko supervisionou o teste das armas e as instruções em Boane e Namaacha.

  1. Três mortos e vários feridos em emboscadas a oito autocarros
    • Domingo sangrento

Inocentes continuam sendo vítimas de emboscadas.

  1. Agentes da Justiça clamam por mais segurança

Agentes da justiça moçambicana envolvidos na investigação e julgamento de casos relacionados com crimes organizados sentem-se vulneráveis devido a deficiente protecção das instalações e dos intervenientes processuais, particularmente dos que lidam com matéria criminal.

  1. Violação dos Direitos Humanos em Moçambique

Oitenta e três pessoas foram vítimas de execuções sumárias em Manica, Sofala, Tete e Zambeze

Há 16 pessoas destas províncias em busca de protecção, dos quais cinco casos são do conhecimento da Procuradoria-Geral da República.

  1. Para superar crise político-militar e económico-social

LDH recomenda revisão da Constituição para redução dos poderes discricionários do Presidente da República.

  1. Em Gorongosa

Doze escolas encerram devido a guerra

  1. Nas zonas sul e centro

Seca provoca desnutrição crónica aguda a 1400 crianças.

  1. De 2010 a 2015

Cerca de 10.000 elefantes foram abatidos por caçadores furtivos.

SAVANA, 13/05/2016


  1. A Segurança de Estado na ribalta
    • O Poder da SISE nas dívidas escondidas

O enredo a volta da misteriosa contratação de uma divida superior a dois mil milhões de dólares por parte do governo de Armando Guebuza tem em comum o facto de estarem envolvidos personagens ligadas ao Serviço de Informação e segurança do Estado (SISE).

  1. Engenheiro dos negócios Ematum e Proindicus
    • Do credit Suisse para o universo Iskandar Safa

Um quadro sénior do Credit Suisse, que estruturou os empréstimos concedidos por esta instituição bancaria à Ematum e à Proindicus, deixou o Banco suíço pouco depois para trabalhar directamente para o beneficiário chave dos negócios que ameaçam a credibilidade de Moçambique, o empresário libanês Iskandar Safa.

  1. Moçambique nos Papéis do Panamá
    • Pelo menos a filha de Chissano esta metida em paraísos fiscais

Martina Joaquim Chissano aparece como accionista de uma tal empresa de Prima Finance Development Limited e a Autoridade Tributaria de Moçambique escusa-se de falar sobre o assunto considerando-o como sendo muito delicado.

  1. Polícia ordena sepultura dos corpos abandonados em Mocossa sem fazer autopsias
    • Medo da verdade?

A Polícia da República (PRM), ao nível da província de Manica, ordenou o enterro dos treze corpos encontrados sem vidas no distrito de Macossa, Armando Mude.

  1. Crise política, económica e social
    • Estamos hipotecados

Numa dura entrevista, o Presidente do Parlamento Juvenil destaca que o povo é patrão, como o faz reiteradamente o Presidente Filipe Nyusi, é o cúmulo da hipocrisia.

  1. Deixaram o crime organizado dominar a Administração da Justiça e agora…

Magistrados gritam pelo socorro

  1. Os longos sapatos do Dr. Menet, afirma Rui Baltazar no discurso da tomada de posse do novo Bastonário da Ordem dos Advogados de Moçambique.


Apresentacao No 26 dos Jurnais – Mozambique

REFLEXAO 26 logoDestaques

  1. Há cinco empresas no pacote da EMATUM

Com o pacote da divida oculta de cerca de 1.4 bilhões de dólares Guebuza, Nyusi e Chang criaram as seguintes empresas: EMATUM, GIPS, PROINDICUS, MAM e VIPAS. PCA da EMATUM na gestão das empresas.

A VIPAS, é uma empresa de segurança de elite que faz a protecção a Embaixadas e embaixadores, incluindo transporte de dinheiro e jóias.

  1. Os EUA juntam-se ao G14, FMI, BM e ao Reino Unido

Depois do Fundo Monetário Internacional, do Banco Mundial, do Reino Unido e dos parceiros de apoio programático, o G14, agora foi a Embaixada dos Estados Unidos da América que emitiu na segunda-feira um comunicado de imprensa em que mostra a sua preocupação em relação a divida pública de Moçambique e saúda a decisão do G14 de suspender o financiamento do Orçamento do Estado moçambicano.

  1. A carta de Dhlakama ao Presidente de Portugal

Frelimo agora persegue a estratégia de eliminar-me fisicamente.

  1. Administrador da Gorongosa nega aos jornalistas acesso ao local da suposta vala comum

O administrador do Distrito da Gorongosa, Manuel Jamaca, evocou motivos administrativos para impedir os jornalistas e a delegação provincial de Sofala de atravessarem o rio Nhanduwe para a região de Tropa, distrito de Macossa, província de Manica, onde os camponeses dizem existir uma vala comum com mais de 100 corpos abandonados.

  1. PGR e a Frelimo nos tentáculos do Pato Mafioso

Guebuza traçou um plano maquiavélico com uma engenharia cautelosa e minuciosa para endividar o Estado junto das instituições que deram aval ao empréstimo de 9.8 mil milhões de dólares americanos.

  1. Renamo cumpre promessa e não comparece na sessão da Comissão Permanente da Assembleia da República

A Renamo faltou na segunda-feira à sessão ordinária da Comissão Permanente da Assembleia da República por considerar que a convocatória foi enviada tarde e a mesma omitir a discussão sobre a divida publica e a situação política. Para a Renamo, discutir a viagem do Presidente da República a China em sede do Parlamente é extremamente irrelevante.

  1. Forças da Renamo alvejam viatura militar e provocam três mortos

Homens armados supostamente da Renamo emboscaram no último dia 05 de Maio uma viatura militar na região de Potcho, no povoado de Chibaene, na localidade de Chiandane, distrito de Tsangano, província de Tete.

  1. João Trindade diz que se a PGR está a investigar a dívida pública secreta é positivo

O Juiz jubilado João Carlos Trindade diz que, se a PGR deu início a um processo para apurar a verdade sobre o alegado endividamento secreto do Estado moçambicano, é um passo significativo para o esclarecimento da verdade e esse facto deve ser motivo de satisfação.

  1. Diz o relatório de avaliação da implementação da Lei e Regulamento do Direito à Informação
    • Instituições públicas continuam a sonegar informação

Foi apresentada no dia 03 de Maio em Maputo, o Relatório da Avaliação da Implementação da Lei e Regulamento do Direito à Informação. Por ocasião do dia Mundial de Liberdade de Imprensa, que este ano decorre sob o lema: “O acesso à Informação e as Liberdades fundamentais: este é o seu direito”. A avaliação conclui que há vários casos de violações da legislação moçambicana sobre o direito à informação.

  1. Caso Eva Moreno
    • PGR diz que houve crime de prisão ilegal

E recomenda a instauração de procedimento disciplinar contra a polícia.

  1. Dívidas escandalosas hipotecam toda a geração, diz o Parlamento Juvenil

Parlamento Juvenil declara que o Governo deve entregar à Justiça os responsáveis pelo endividamento do Estado.

  1. Na Beira
    • Polícia protege indivíduos do “esquadrões da morte”

Três indivíduos dos quais dois sobejamente conhecidos de um grupo de quatro elementos que supostamente fazem parte dos chamados “esquadrões da morte”, foram detidos no passado sábado, dia 06 de Maio, na cidade da Beira, província de Sofala.


Ontem, o Estado da Nação não era satisfatório. Hoje, o real Estado da Nação é péssimo. Com tenção político-militar na ordem do dia, Dívidas ocultas, valas comuns, parcerias público-privadas camufladas e o custo de vida a subir de forma galopante.

A tenção político-militar continua a deflagrar-se pelo território nacional. E até aqui não existe perspectivas claras de um diálogo sincero e responsável. Assistimos hoje a mais infantil das democracias a nível do mundo. No nosso entender, o único que poderá solucionar o conflito moçambicano, não serão os homens vestidos a fatos franceses ou italianos sentados numa mesa redonda com direito de café, água mineral, com os seus Ford Ranger, BMW, Mercedes estacionados no parque, mas desta feita o Povo pacato e soberano, saindo a rua e paralisando o país até as mais extremas consequências.

As últimas informações indicam que a nossa dívida pública atingiu os níveis mais alarmantes de todos os tempos a nível de toda África. E agora? Estas dívidas contraídas em nome do Estado, enquanto na verdade era para enriquecer um grupo de pessoas, será que os nossos impostos conseguirão amortizar toda essa desgraça? Afinal, quem mesmo deve pagar por este escândalo? O Povo? E Guebuza? Chang? Nyusi? (Este último era na altura Ministro da Defesa Nacional). Se de facto a Procuradoria já esta a investigar o caso, oxalá que o façam com maior serenidade e por fim não deixem impunes os responsáveis, prendam-nos.

Moçambique vive hoje o dilema ou a intitulada Era das Valas Comuns. Um Governo que se pretende sério e responsável consigo próprio e para com o Povo como sendo o seu legítimo patrão não ousa em propalar mentiras, discursos infundados e desprovidos de racionalidade como este nosso governo o faz quando instrui os seus homens e todos os mercenários a negarem com garras, unhas e dentes de que não existe nenhuma vala comum. O velho ditado ensina: “Se existe uma capa para cobrir, existira a outra para descobrir”. Ontem fizeram isso com as dívidas públicas, e foram descobertos, hoje, estão fazendo o mesmo as vidas dos nossos irmãos, e igualmente foram descobertos. Mais quem não se arrepende por este governo, só pode ser o pior dos imbecis que uma nação inteligente poderia ter.

Por favor: Devolvam-nos o sossego, a concórdia, harmonia, a tranquilidade, a liberdade e a Paz que são os únicos garantes da dignidade de um Povo por um lado e por outro são estas, as sementes que possibilitam a construção de uma sociedade moderna democrática de direito e de justiça social.


A luta continua…. “Enquanto não encontrarem-se a misericórdia e a fidelidade, enquanto não abraçarem-se a paz e a justiça”, não calaremos….

O Secretário: João Dambiro                O Coordenador: Fidel Salazar   


Apresentacao No 25 dos Jurnais – Mozambique

REFLEXAO 25 logoDestaques

  1. Mussumbuluku e chineses interceptam nossas comunicações

Está em marcha a implementação de um tenebroso projecto de intercepção de comunicações para espiar cidadãos. O Governo quer ouvir as nossas chamadas telefónicas, ler as suas mensagens (sejam por sms, e-mail, watsap, viber).

Armando Guebuza entregou o projecto à empresa do seu filho Mussumbuluku Guebuza, denominada “Msumbiji Investment Ltd”, que por sua vez, chamou a empresa chinesa ZTE para fazer o trabalho.

O projecto esta orcado em 140 milhoes de dólares. Mussumbuluku cobrou à ZTE comissão de 8%.

  1. Depositados em vala comum na região de Canda
    • Descobertos mais de 100 corpos humanos na Gorongosa

A Policia e o Governo de Sofala desmentem as informações, alegando que são tendenciosas.

Forcas de Defesa e Segurança impedem acesso de uma delegação do MDM à vala comum.


Ontem, o Estado da Nação não era satisfatório. Mas hoje, o real Estado da Nação é péssimo. Tenção político-militar na ordem do dia, Dívidas ocultas, valas comuns, parcerias público-privadas camufladas.

A tenção político-militar continua a degenerar-se a passos alarmantes um pouco por toda a região centro do país. E o povo continua mergulhado em incertezas profundas e sem claras evidências de solução, isto porque a vontade política dos beligerantes parece estar muito longe de se unir para uma mesa redonda. As crianças que são o garante do futuro da nação, vêem os seus mais preciosos direitos a saúde e a educação adiados ou mesmo relegados para a prateleira do desconhecido.

As últimas informações indicam que a nossa divida pública atingiu os níveis mais alarmantes de todos os tempos a nível de toda África. E agora? Estas dívidas contraídas em nome do Estado, enquanto na verdade era para enriquecer um grupo de pessoas, será que os nossos impostos conseguirão amortizar toda essa desgraça? Afinal, quem mesmo deve pagar por este escândalo? O Povo? E Guebuza? Chang? Nyusi? (Este último era na altura Ministro da Defesa Nacional).

Em Canda, numa das regiões da Gorongosa, soaram a dias a existência de uma vala comum com corpos humanos. Mas o governo do dia parece estar a encobrir tudo alegando como sempre, trata-se de uma invenção. Será? Se se trata de uma invenção como alegam, porque há tanta forca no local para impedir o acesso ao local? Ou é mentira, ou é verdade.

Por favor: Devolvam-nos o sossego, a concórdia, harmonia, a tranquilidade, a liberdade e a Paz que são os únicos garantes da dignidade de um Povo por um lado e por outro são estas, as sementes que possibilitam a construção de uma sociedade moderna democrática de direito e de justiça social.


A luta continua…. “Enquanto não encontrarem-se a misericórdia e a fidelidade, enquanto não abraçarem-se a paz e a justiça”, não calaremos….

O Secretário: João Dambiro      –     O Coordenador: Fidel Salazar   


A Dangerous Divide. The State of Inequality in Malawi.

Please find a report from OXFAM on the growing and worrying inequality in Malawi. This was published in November and give a very good picture of the divide between the rich and poor. Bill Turnbull, M.Afr

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By Oxfam in Malawi’s Country Director, John Makina

Economic inequality has worsened significantly in Malawi in recent years. In 2004, the richest 10 percent of Malawians consumed 22 times more than the poorest 10 percent. By 2011 this had risen to see the richest 10 percent spending 34 times more than the poorest. Yet even this shocking statistic is likely to be a significant underestimate1. Anyone who has seen the many large mansions springing up on the edges of Lilongwe and Blantyre, and the plethora of new shopping malls being opened, knows that conspicuous consumption amongst the richest is dramatically growing. Malawi’s Gini coefficient, the key measure of inequality, also shows the extent to which robust economic growth is benefiting the rich whilst leaving the poor behind. In seven years of impressive growth, the Gini has leapt up from 0.39, on a par with Cameroon, to 0.45, on a par with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Malawi inegality Dec 2015 05This study modelled the link between inequality, growth and poverty in Malawi over the next five years. In 2015, 8 million people – 50 percent of the country’s population – live in poverty. Yet if inequality continues to rise as it has in recent years, by 2020 1.5 million more Malawians will be poor3. Even if inequality stays broadly at the level it is now, there will still be 400,000 additional people living in poverty in Malawi by 20204. Unless Malawi acts now to reduce inequality, even rapid economic growth will fail to reduce poverty in the country.

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Inequality is not an accident, nor is it inevitable; it originates from policy choices. Consequently, some policy choices can worsen inequality while others reduce it. As is aptly pointed out by UNRISD, ‘Without deliberate policy interventions, high levels of inequality tend to be self-perpetuating. They lead to the development of political and economic institutions that work to maintain the political, economic and social privileges of the elite.

This study has identified a number of factors driving inequality in Malawi, and made clear that poverty reduction in Malawi will be faster if inequality decreases. But reducing inequality will not be a benign by-product of growth under trickle down assumptions. It will only happen as a result of deliberate joint policy efforts, which all Malawi’s government and civil society must unify behind.

MOZAMBIQUE – President Nyusi recognizes the Church’s role in national reconciliation

Agenzia Fides logoMaputo (Agenzia Fides) “The Catholic Church has always called on the Mozambican society to appreciate all people, especially those who are most vulnerable and in need”, acknowledged the President of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, during his speech on the occasion of the Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Tete on Monday, September 7, the anniversary of national independence from Portugal. According to information sent to Fides, the President expressed appreciation for the role carried out by the Catholic Church in preserving peace and for its efforts for national reconciliation.

On September 7, 1974 the agreement between FRELIMO (National Liberation Front of Mozambique) and Portugal was signed in Lusaka (Zambia), which ended the war for national independence. Soon after, in 1975, the outbreak of the civil war between FRELIMO, and RENAMO (Mozambique National Resistance) exploded. Only in 1992 the civil conflict was solved with the active participation of the Catholic Church in the peace talks.

The celebrations for national independence this year coincided with the 75th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Maputo, the capital of the Country.

President Nyusi was represented by Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario. He asked all the faithful, and society in general, to take concrete actions to maintain and consolidate peace. Recalling the slogan of the celebrations of the anniversary of the Archdiocese (“Thank the Lord for the wonders made in recent years”), the Premier stressed that “only true peace can allow Mozambicans to ‘do wonders’ in the future”. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 09/09/2015)

A Malawi CCJP media statement in condemnation of the xenophobic attacks of immigrants in South Africa

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A CCJP media statement in total condemnation of the resurgence of the xenophobic attacks of immigrants in South Africa.

  • Preamble

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi is a social justice and advocacy arm of the Catholic Church in Malawi that is committed to bring about the reign of the Kingdom God in which justice and peace, respect for human dignity, upholding the sanctity of human life and human equality prevail.

The Justice and Peace Commission is saddened and shocked by the resurgence of xenophobic attacks in different parts of South Africa aimed at killing foreign nationals from different countries of origins. We categorically state that this is criminal and Chris Chisoni 3 copieretrogressive to the civilization that the global village is promising in this era. Those South Africans perpetrating this hatred and the killings must stop these belligerent actions and remember the oneness of humanity enshrined in the Ubuntu philosophy that their own son, Archbishop Desmond Tutu preaches. South Africa, especially her leadership, must remember their history and the original vision and values of their forefathers who fought against the apartheid regime that pitied whites against blacks.

Signed by: Chris Chisoni, National Secretary, 19th April 2015


JPIC-ED Bulletin No 16 – October – November 2014

Bulletin Oct-Nov 2014Pilgrimage Spirituality. A Journey into Liminarity
The feast of Eid-ul-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), the feast par excellence for the Muslims (Eid-al-Kabîr), in remembrance of the Sacrifice of Abraham, was celebrated on the 4th October 2014. Thousands of Muslims from all over the world made a pilgrimage (al-hajj) to fulfil one of the five pillars of Islam. What a blessed coincidence that it fell on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, a saint for the promotion of interreligious dialogue!
Today, many believers living in multi-faith contexts are searching for a spirituality that can help them to ‘come closer’ to their fellow human pilgrims and in a special way to believers of other faiths with whom they share so much in common. Pilgrimage spirituality which is taught and practiced in different religions could be a major contribution to such a spirituality promoting inter-faith peaceful and constructive co-existence.
Speaking about pilgrimage, the anthropologist V. William TURNER says: “A pilgrimage liberates a person from the obligatory everyday constraints of status and role, also from our personal stories, our personal triumphs and defeats, and we are enabled to become ourselves again in a new model of human brotherhood. It is a journey into LIMINARITY, where we will acquire new insights about life, about mission, about God, others and ourselves.”
Is this ‘journey into liminarity’ not the journey that Abraham, our father in faith, obediently took in response to God’s command as narrated in the Bible: “Leave your country, your family and your father’s house for the land I will show you.” (Gen 12: 1)? Isn’t it the same journey we have to take in order to build a ‘new model of human brotherhood’ in our globalised indifference and violence?
Nnyombi Richard, M.Afr
Content of the Bulletin: Click on this link
News from the Society and Elsewhere
World Day of Peace 2015
The UN of Religions (4th Sept. 2014)
African Interfaith Initiative on Post-2015 Development / United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC)
First text – PDF file
Second text – PDF file
Synod on the family (5th – 19th October 2014)
Visit of Pope Francis to Turkey (28th – 30th November 2014)
Lire le Bulletin en Français en cliquant sur : Spiritualité du Pèlerinage. Un Chemin vers la « Liminarity »
Faith Leaders Position

Interview with Roger Foster

Roger Foster 02Roger Foster PNGThis interview is about Playback Theatre, the intersection of art, social interaction and ritual. Roger shares with us the potential of this practice and how challenges issues related with trauma, identity and the debriefing of inter-cultural processes. Roger also shares about the challenges faced by peace builders. He says: “Some members of the helping professions, including many in the ‘peace building industrial complex,’ have surprisingly little experience or skill in the process of revising one’s personal narrative, particularly narratives that are rooted in intergenerational suffering or trauma. Some of these people are amazingly arrogant in their expectation that individuals and communities with whom they work can revise their self-referencing, self-reinforcing and unhelpful narratives quickly, efficiently, and without anguish.” 
This interview open our eyes to another emerging tool for our Justice and Peace commitment.  
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