Mozambique

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INFORMATION

Capital: MaputoGovernment: 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: 24,700,000 (2014)

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

Major Ethic 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 - Mar 27, 2017: Nation, Germany Sign Cooperation Agreements - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambique and Germany on Friday in Maputo signed technical and financial accords establishing support for the sectors of education, sustainable economic development, and public finances.
  • Mon - Mar 27, 2017: Ireland Supports Unicef's Response to Dineo - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] The Irish Government is donating 200,000 euros to UNICEF to support the emergency response to cyclone Dineo, which hit the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane in mid-February.
  • Mon - Mar 27, 2017: Moza Banco Shareholders Fail to Recapitalise Bank - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The shareholders of Moza Banco have failed to raise the funds necessary to recapitalise the bank. As a result, it is due to be put up for sale so that the government can recoup the money that it put into the bank last year to stop it from going into liquidation.
  • Mon - Mar 27, 2017: Canadian Support for Victims of Cyclone Dineo - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) has donated 200,000 Canadian dollars to support the victims of cyclone Dineo, which hit the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane in mid-February.
  • Mon - Mar 27, 2017: Nation Defaults on Proindicus Payment - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The security-related Mozambican company Proindicus this week failed to make a payment of 119.2 million US dollars that was due on the loan it took out, with an illicit government guarantee, from the bank Credit Suisse in 2014.