Mozambique’s Gem Wars

Investigating corruption and mysterious deaths at the heart of Mozambique’s lucrative ruby mining industry. By Estacio Valoi Six years ago local hunters stumbled on one of the world’s largest deposit of rubies in the northern province of Mozambique, a potential source of riches for a country in which much of the population lives on less … Read more…

Mozambique | Rhino trafficking: Down the rabbit hole at the Kruger Park

Rogue South African trophy hunters are directly involved in “a mad scramble” to poach rhinos and get their horns out of the Kruger National Park, according to reliable intelligence sources. The horns are sold illegally, which is facilitated by layers of corruption amongst customs officials and Mozambique’s politicians. By Estacio Valoi Documents seen by the Daily … Read more…

Mozambique poachers set sights on Kruger ivory

By Estacio Valoi Nine months after the Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism warned that Mozambican rhino poachers had their sights set on elephants in the Kruger National Park, an elephant bull was purposefully shot for its tusks in the world-famous reserve. South African National Parks (SANParks) announced on June 16 2014 that the bull’s … Read more…

Mozambique gets millions of dollars of aid money for nothing

By Estacio Valoi For farmers of coconuts and palm oil everywhere ‘lethal yellowing’ and the ‘rhinoceros beetle’ cause sleepless nights. Once an area is infected only drastic measures, such as replanting, can avert destitution. In Mozambique, an effort to tackle the disease yielded worse results. A recent investigation in Mozambique revealed a multi-million development tragedy … Read more…