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

  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: China to Increase Support in Training of Mozambican Youths - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [Focac] Maputo -Chinese Ambassador to Mozambique Sun Jian said Monday that China will increase its support in the training of Mozambican youths, providing scholarships for more than 100 Mozambican students to study in Chinese universities in 2017.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: 'Refugee Influx Puts Strain On State Resources' - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [The Herald] Zimbabwe is currently hosting a total of 10 860 registered refugees and asylum seekers and the country's emergency response to the Mozambican crisis has put a strain on already stretched resources, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. The conflict in Mozambique has led to the influx of more than 6 000 asylum seekers in the eastern border area of Zimbabwe.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Govt to Translocate 2 000 Wild Animals to Mozambique - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [The Herald] Zimbabwe has approved the translocation of 2 000 wild animals from Save Valley Conservancy in the Lowveld to a park in Mozambique as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen co-operation in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier park.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Govt Appeals for Refugee Assistance - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [263Chat] Government has appealed to local and international stakeholders for assistance to help refugees in the country saying the Mozambican crisis has put a strain on the country's already stretched resources.
  • Tue - Jun 20, 2017: Largest Ever Wildlife Relocation Project to Resettle 7,500 Animals - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [News24Wire] Trailed by great clouds of dust, a massive convoy of noisy diesel trucks rumbles out of Zimbabwe this week starting on Monday to begin one of Africa's largest-ever wildlife relocation projects.