Mozambique

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INFORMATION

Capital: Maputo

Government: Republic

Current President: Filipe Nyusi

Economy:

  • Dependent upon foreign assistance for more than half of its annual budget.
  • Subsistence agriculture continues to employ the vast majority of the country’s work force and smallholder agricultural productivity and productivity growth is weak.

Population: 27,233,789 (2018)

Land Size: 812,379 sq km (313,661 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Makhuwa
  • Tsonga
  • Lomwe
  • Sena
  • Europeans: 0.06%
  • Euro-Africans: 0.2%
  • Indians: 0.08%
Religions:

  • Catholic: 28.4%
  • Protestant: 27.7% (Zionist Christian: 15.5%, Evangelical Pentecostal: 10.9%, Anglican: 1.3%)
  • Muslim: 17.9%
  • Other: 7.2%
  • None: 18.7%

Language(s):

  • Emakhuwa: 25.3%
  • Portuguese (official): 10.7%
  • Xichangana: 10.3%
  • Cisena: 7.5%
  • Elomwe: 7%
  • Echuwabo: 5.1%
  • Other Mozambican languages: 30.1%
  • Other: 4%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Board of Inquiry to Look Into 'Shooting Incident' At Mozambique Border - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [News24Wire] The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says a board of inquiry will investigate a 'shooting incident' between SANDF soldiers and Mozambican border police.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Government and World Bank Financing Irrigation - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Maputo, 16 Jun (AIM) The Mozambican government and the World Bank plan to invest 57 million US dollars in implementing the Project for the Development of Small Scale Irrigation and Market Access (IRRIGA).
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Nyusi Receives 100 Chinese Buses - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Friday received a grant of 100 buses from the Chinese government to strengthen passenger transport in various parts of the country.
  • Sun - Jun 16, 2019: No Elephants Poached in a Year At Niassa Wildlife Park - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [Deutsche Welle] Niassa Reserve, one of the biggest wildlife parks in Africa, marked a year without losing a single elephant to the poachers. Up to 4,000 of the animals roam the Mozambique park, which covers more land than Switzerland.
  • Sun - Jun 16, 2019: Mozambique Illicit Brews Pouring Into Zimbabwe - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [New Zimbabwe] TAX collector, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra), has raised alarm over a sharp increase in the smuggling of illegal brews from neighbouring Mozambique.