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

  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Kenneth Takes Aim At Mozambique With Strong Winds, Rain in Buckets - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [News24Wire] People in Mozambique should brace themselves as severe Tropical Storm Kenneth is about to make landfall.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Mozambique - Cyclone Victims Forced to Trade Sex for Food - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [HRW] The Mozambique authorities should urgently investigate and appropriately prosecute alleged sexual exploitation of Cyclone Idai victims by local officials, Human Rights Watch said today. Hunger and destruction caused by the cyclone have left hundreds of thousands of women vulnerable to abuse.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Two Journalists Freed After Being Held for Months - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved by the release of two journalists who were held for months for covering an Islamist insurrection in Cabo Delgado province, in northeastern Mozambique, but calls for the withdrawal of the spurious charges brought against them.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Cyclone Kenneth Sparks Renewed Terror in Mozambique - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [CAJ News] Maputo -Panic has gripped Mozambique following strong indications another storm will hit the country beginning Thursday (today).
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Cyclone Kenneth Strengthening as it Heads for Coast - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Cyclone Kenneth - which is approaching the southern coast of Tanzania and northern coast of Mozambique - has been upgraded to an intense tropical cyclone by Meteo France, the French national meteorological service, AccuWeather reports.