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Stockpiles must be destroyed to prevent sales of ivory

Mozambique: Adapting to climate change with goats

People in the floodplains of Mozambique’s Zambezi Valley have always relied on the rains October and November so they could sow their seeds for a good harvest in the New Year.

Astonishment as businessman wins €10m over nude sleepwalk

Ireland may be desperately short of cash these days, but one Irish businessman has just been awarded €10m (£8.5m) in a spectacular libel victory in the Dublin courts.

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Tips and deals of the week: 17/10/2010

Save £440 on a week in the Alps

Alpine Elements is offering a seven-night break at the Hotel Genepi in Les Deux-Alpes, France, from £567.50 per person, including return flights to Geneva, transfers, half-board, and free lift pass.

Go to alpineelements.co.uk

Mozambique: Park life returns to Gorongosa

Despite the destruction caused by the country's long civil war, there is new hope for this stunning natural haven in central Mozambique

Travel By Numbers: Mozambique

All you need is love, as holiday firms set their sights on Mozambique

John, Paul, George, Ringo and ... Lourenço Marques? Perhaps the greatest coup in the history of second features was the placement of a travel documentary on Mozambique as the supporting movie for A Hard Day's Night. Before that black-and-white classic, cinemagoers in 1964 were treated to a film full of colour, excitement and reasons why you should visit that corner of Africa – starting in its capital, then named Lourenço Marques after a Portuguese explorer.

Deals of the Week: 26/09/2010

Get active in Morocco

Fleewinter has introduced activity breaks at Rebali, its new riad complex just outside Essaouira, including camel picnics, quad biking and watersports. Price £595 per person, including flights, transfers, B&B and activities.

Go to fleewinter.com

Daniel, By Henning Mankell, trans. Steven T Murray

I was 13 years old when I joined my first political demonstration. The year was 1961. We took to the streets to demand an end to the imports of oranges from racist South Africa". Yes, it is Henning Mankell. Almost 50 years later, his radical-left convictions endure and provide scaffolding for his novels. The Man from Beijing, a complex package of colonialist misbehaviour on four continents, is a recent case in point. The police procedurals are usually less "political", but his new Wallander novel (due in English translation early in 2011) is built around Sweden's ambivalent foreign policy during the 1980s.

Bread price rise reversed after riots in Mozambique

A bread price increase will be reversed after food riots in which 13 people were killed last week, Mozambique's Planning Minister said yesterday.

Now meat price surge raises fear of food inflation

Hike in demand from emerging nations pushes cost of lamb to 37-year high

Seven killed as rising food prices spark riots in Mozambique

Young men rampaged through Maputo, Mozambique's capital, yesterday, throwing stones, looting shops and drawing police fire that killed at least seven people. The violence was triggered by the rising cost of food, fuel and water.

Stay the night: Coral Lodge 15.41, Mozambique

A new shorefront lodge is a worthy addition to Mozambique's stylish stopovers, says Sue Watt

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