Stories about Mozambique
The In early February, he was kidnapped for 24 hours, before he was freed by the police. A self-proclaimed prophet named Joe Williams is suspected of ordering the kidnapping.
The suspicions about Russia began before the elections with the publication of an electoral poll that gave clear victory for Frelimo.
Human rights organizations documented several cases in which journalists and activists were threatened and subjected to pressures interfering with their work in relation to the elections.
The measure would make it easier for the authorities to identify the owners of registered SIM cards.
Amade Abubacar and Germano Adriano were in detention since January, but were only formally charged on 16 April. Now they must await trial on probation.
The journalist was detained by Mozambican police while reporting a story in Cabo Delgado.
Across the continent, the legal and economic costs of speaking up are rising.
In Mozambique, new licensing fees have raised the cost of doing journalism — and may threaten media freedom
The fees were described by Mozambican online newspaper @Verdade as "astronomical".
The order to intercept information was secured by military command between 2012-2014, and installed by the Chinese ZTE Corporation. Listening in on citizens is said to have begun in 2013.