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									Friday, October 3                                                                                20th ISSUE

                        Boom!                                       C. v.Chamier
                                                                                       INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

                                                                                       Save the turtles in Mozambique   2
AIM reports of two attacks on ATM machines Monday
night. After overpowering the security guards at the cen-                              In the News                      3
tral hospital, criminals gained access to the Millenium-
                                                                                       New English Speaking AA          3
BIM ATM machine there by blowing it up. Fortunately for
the bank, the robbers were not very well informed about                                Win a Stay at Jatinga            3
the innards of the machine and promptly left the com-
partment which contained the money at the scene of the                                 Great Events This Month          4
crime. In Matola, a second Millenium-BIM ATM machine
was blown up; this time the as of yet unknown amount of                                Lower Back Pain Injuries         5
cash was robbed. Blowing up ATM machines is new to Mozambique and represents
                                                                                       Maputo’s Activities              6
the latest idea imported from our southern neighbor. In SA between January and July,
320 ATM’s were blown apart by bombs. That is most likely more ATM machines than        Classifieds                      7
Mozambique boasts at this stage. Want money from an ATM?Keep Tamara’s safety
tips in mind.

                    ATM Safety Tips                              T. Khama

In addition to the possibility of being blown up, you can also just get shot.
Recently a talented local wooden artist was shot at an ATM in Maputo. He
had been exhibiting at the Cedarte Art Show and passed by the ATM at
night on his way home when the incident took place. He died the following
morning. Please be aware of you security while using ATMs. If possible,
don’t use an ATM at night and try to use ATMs which are in enclosed areas,
such as in shops. If you must use an ATM at night, do keep the following in
•   Park close to the ATM in a well-lighted area. Take another person with
    you, if at all possible.
•   If the lights at the ATM are not working, don't use it. If shrubbery has
    overgrown or a tree blocks the view, select another ATM and notify your
•   Be aware of your surroundings, particularly at night. If you observe or
    sense suspicious persons or circumstances, do not use the machine at                Producer:     Adrian Frey
                                                                                        Editors:      C. v.Chamier
    that time.
                                                                                                      N. Muthxhini
•   Have your ATM card ready and in your hand as you approach the ATM.                  Contributors: C. Fauvrelle
    Don't wait to get to the ATM and then take your card out of your wallet or                        T.Khama
    purse. Do not count or visually display any money you received from
    the ATM. Immediately put your money into your pocket or purse and                   053/GABINFO-DEC 2007
    count it later.                                                           

 And now for something                                                                  Av. Martires da Mueda,
  completely different: I                                                               nº707
 have no idea where this
came from, but I do hope
      you enjoy it.
            Save the Turtles in Mozambique
                            By Angie Gullan

                                                I was in Ilha de Mocambique for the last couple of days and
                                                had the opportunity of visiting a small island (Sena or locally
                                                called Cobra Island) off Ilha. This really small island which
                                                is only accessible by boat on the spring low tide, in beauti-
                                                fully untouched - except for the turtle poaches that venture
                                                there for their mass murdering! On arrival to the island - our
                                                guide - a german chap took us to the poaches 'hide out'.
                                                This is were they have build a small hide to wait the the nes-
                                                ting females. It was heartbreaking to see the amount of tur-
                                                tle shells and bones strewn around the island. A deep water
                                                pit can be found, were the shells are simply just thrown in.
                                                The locals know it is illegal and harvest the turtles on Sena
                                                and transport the meat across to Ilha de Mocambique were
                                                it is sold off.
                                                I don't know if there is anything that can be done to stop
                                                this, given its remoteness, however as we are all aware, if
  “.... as we are all aware, if this            this continues, this island in time will have no turtles laying
continues, this island in time will             there at all. The mass harvesting off live shells etc also
have no turtles laying there at all”            abounds on both the island and Nancala. A brief snorkel at
                                                both areas show a complete absence of fish life which is
                                                very sad. Sea urchins, star fish and small eels abound if one
                                                looks closely.
                                                On a bit of a positive note I did see some Humpback dol-
                                                phins by the bridge to Ilha de Mocambique when I was

                                                Editor’s note: Angie is very involved in one of Mozambique’s
                                                finer examples of responsible tourism, Dolphin Encounters in
                                                Ponto do Ouro. See their website for information marine life in
                                                the Ponto do Ouro area as well as dolphin-human encounters.

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Call for More Specialist Linguists
Mozambican Education minister Aires Aly on Monday
stressed that the country needs more specialist linguists
to deal with the problem of standardising the spelling of
Mozambican languages. - (AIM NEWS) Click
                                                                         The Maputo chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous,
Club of Mozambique signs partnership with Macaulink to                   with support from the US Embassy and the
exchange news The company Club of Mozambique, which                      American International School of Maputo
produces the business portal                                             (AISM) have formed an English–speaking AA, signed this Monday, a part-                    group.
nership for the exchange of news services in Portuguese                   WHEN: Weekly Meetings on Wednesdays
and English with MacauLink - the owners of                               WHERE: AISM School Counselor’s Office
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Diamond found in Lesotho among largest ever                              (email)
Gem Diamonds, a London-listed mining firm, said on Sun-
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Lesotho: the 20th-largest rough diamond ever found. -
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Spanish Assistance for Mozambique Courts
The Spanish government's international cooperation
agency, AECID, has pledged a million euros (1.47 million
US dollars) to support improvements in the quality of the
Mozambican justice system. - (AIM NEWS) Click

Corruption rises in Mozambique
Mozambique slipped down the rankings in the annual
Corruption Perception Index (CPI), published by the anti
-corruption NGO, Transparency International (TI). In
this year's index, Mozambique is in joint 126th position
(with Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia,
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                        “Latin Saturday” with
04/10/08                                                                             Centro Hípico de Maputo
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                                                                                          (next to the zoo)
                         “Strictly Jazz” with
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                              Os Carolas                                     beautiful park with old trees, 2 swimming
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This article first appeared in the Body Sculpture newsletter. The newsletter is edited by Sue Bornman and designed by Vanessa Kruger

       T. Khama

      The Mama Teresa Massage Center is unique in Maputo. It is the only place in the city that successfully
      combines a massage centre and an art gallery. The centre specializes in offering massages that relieve
      tension, balance energy flow and strengthen the immune system. These massages range from physio-
      therapy, weight reduction and lymphatic drainage to their shantala baby massage and the deeply
      relaxing full body massages with the option of using either one or two therapists. I tried their full body
      massage and I would highly recommend it. The friendly therapist is a master at what she does and
      when she finally woke me up at the end of the session, I knew I would be back. The Shantala baby
      massage on the other hand is specifically targeted at stimulating the development of the baby espe-
      cially to ease digestion problems, help babies sleep better and assist in the development of joints.
      Mama Teresa Massage centre has a relaxed homely atmosphere with the walls beautifully decorated
      with a range of amazing paintings by renowned talented Mozambican artists such as Simao Mussagy
      Zimbine and international resident artists such as the Columbian born artist, Myriam Rocuts. These paint-
      ing are all for sale at reasonable prices.
      So whether you want to loose weight, increase your energy level, treat body aches or just lay back and
      let fatigue and stress flow out of your body and soul, then Mama Theresa is just the place for you. This
      Massage Centre delivers on its promise of offering an up-market relaxation and wellness centre in
      Maputo. It centrally located at 43 Rua de Mukumbura. This quiet street is just off Julius Nyerere avenue,
      turning left at the African Banking Building. For price details and reservations call +258 82 3000215 or
      check out their website at

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International Club of             820189850 or David           English Speaking Ladies       is Maputo's monthly
Maputo (ICM) Afternoon            825773370                    Night is back. Contact Jo-    golfing crowd who gather at
Tea is on first Tuesday of                                     landa Pournara at             the "Royal Maputo Golf
                                  Bridge group, contact
every month. Members,                                         Club" once a month for
                                  Kathryn Soper at
guests and newcomers                                                                         an afternoon golf
welcome. If you are a new-   KathrynSo-                        Touch Rugby Think rugby       competition and a bit of a
comer, please contact Sa-    per@hotmail.comThere is           is only a sport for crazy     social afterwards. Contact
bine@     also a Beginner’s Bridge          brutes? Think again.          the main mutt,
                             class hosted by Céline            Touch rugby is a safe, non-
The Maputo Young Pro-        Robert. Classes are at            contact form of the game
fessionals Network (Ex       9.30am on Tuesdays. Tel.          for men and women. We         Inter-Maputo Football
OIKOS) has been set up to 21-499680 or                         play Friday afternoons at     School. Boys and girls
cater to the needs of young                the American school at        aged between 5 and 16
professionals in Maputo,     Mahjong anyone? Celine            4.30pm. You only need         years. A chance to get acti-
single or married, Mozam- Roberts is the contact also.         shorts, a t-shirt, running    ve, make new friends, have
bican or Expats, for leisure                                   shoes and a good attitude.    fun and learn to play the
                             Maputo Players an ama-
activities, friendship and                                     Call Chris at: 82-5310547.    Inter-Maputo way! Foot-
                             teur English-Language
networking. Danny at                                                                         ball skills coaching is deli-
                             theater group, we meet at         Ultimate Frisbee Come                                                                           vered by qualified coaches.
                             7.30pm the last Thursday          join us on Sunday after-      Practice at Grass field at
                             of the month. Write John          noons at 3.30pm in
Maputo Women's Touch                                                                         the AISM . Contact Dan
                                Repinga Park across from
Rugby. We are a team of                                                                      cel: 82 536 4736 or
around 12, mainly expats                                       Hotel VIP on 25 de Setem-
                             Maputo Chamber Choir              bro. Please contact Daniel
and are always looking for
                             meets and sings secular           Lee at Mozal Cricket Club.
new people. Contact:       E
                             and sacred music                  or 82-5808307 for details. Cricket is taking
                             Tuesdays 6.30-8.00pm. We          Or    Mozambique by storm.
                             need new voices. Contact                                       Come and join us and
Wine Club                    Geoff on 823 017 520
                                                               Soccer/ Football Players     experience the fun,
Anyone interested in join-   geoff_gallagher_111@
ing a group to learn more                         of all standards are invited intensity and physical
                                                               to join us for regular       workout. One practice
about wine, and to enjoy                                                                    session is held during the
tasting different wines,     Maputo Hash House                 football sessions. We play
should contact Denise on     Harriers, Saturdays 3pm.          at the International School week and our games are
                                                               on Mondays at 6.30pm.        played on Sundays. All
843837715.                   Runners, walkers,
                                                               Contact Danny at             serious cricketers are
                             children and dogs are
                                                               82-5364736                   welcome to contact
Soccer/Football: If you      welcome. Starts at the Aero
                                                              N.Visser 82-3230100.
are between 10-14 years      Clube, opposite the Dutch                            
old you are welcome to       embassy. For more details,                                     W. Smith 82-7022980 or
                             see their website at              Off-Road Biking in
play soccer at the                                                                
                             www. maputohashhouse-             Maputo? We are a group
Scandinavian School. We
                                        of off-road cyclists
have two really good
                                                               currently active in Maragra The Book/Library Club is
trainers and a mixed team.                                                                  back at a new location. The
                                                               & would like to start up a
Tuesdays 15:45-17:00. The Wednesday Nights at the                                           address is Rua Boqueirois
                                                               group for Maputo. For
School is located at         Aeroclube Darts & good
                                                               details contact Dal Moor @ 4894 Casa no 74 (Close to
Avenida Armando Tivane       food at an awesome price.                                      the fish market and the
821, behind South African If you play darts & eat                                           American School). For
Embassy) Contact: Denis      food, it’s is the place to be.    The Maputo Mongrels          details please contact Gilda

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