THE UNITED Nations' Food and Agricultural Organisation, (FAO), has handed over 290 new fishing boats, canoes and nets to Mozambican fishermen, whose equipment was destroyed when flooding and a cyclone struck the country last year.

Its donation - funded by the Italian government - was the final stage of an FAO rehabilitation project for Inhambane, Sofala and Gaza Provinces.

At a ceremony, FAO ambassador Miriam Makeba said: "We are here today to try and give them something back from all that was taken by the cyclone and floods." ...

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