Gilberto Aparecido dos Santos, "Fuminho," had been on the run for more than 20 years after escaping from a Brazilian prison until his capture in a luxury hotel in Maputo. He was one of Brazil's most-wanted fugitives,.
Mozambique's president and the leader of the country's main opposition group signed a new peace accord Tuesday, pledging to end years of violence and facilitate elections in the fall.
Officials warn of cholera and malaria outbreaks following Cyclone Idai's devastation in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.
Police officers are gathering information and authorities have moved security teams to areas where further attacks are feared in northern Mozambique, where previous attacks have been reported.
Heavy rains were blamed for triggering the collapse in Maputo. Rescue workers continue to search for more survivors under the debris as the disaster destroyed houses.
The "bandits" killed two policemen in a string of attacks on police stations in Mocimboa de Praia, a small town in northern Mozambique. The ensuing gun-battle left 14 attackers dead.
The country is being hit by falling commodity prices and higher interest rates after the IMF and World Bank cut financial aid to the country.
At least 73 people have been confirmed dead in the accident near Mozambique's border with Malawi.
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