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Capital: Maputo

Government: Republic

Current President: Filipe Nyusi


  • 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: 26,573,706 (2017)

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%

  • 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%


  • 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%



  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Former Higher Education Minister Dies in Mozambique - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [ANGOP] Maputo -The former Angolan minister of Higher Education Adão Gaspar Ferreira do Nascimento was found dead Wednesday in one of Maputo-based hotels in Mozambique, Angop has learnt.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Appointments Were Agreed With Dhlakama - Defence Minister - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Defence Minister, Atanasio M'tumuke, said on Thursday that the agreement reached between Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, and the leader of the former rebel movement Renamo, Afonso Dhlakama, shortly before the latter's death in May, envisaged the appointment of three officers from Renamo to senior positions in the general staff of the armed forces (FADM), and not 14 as Renamo had claimed the previous day.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Bank of Mozambique Cuts Interest Rates - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Mozambique on Thursday announced that, because inflation is under control, it is reducing the bank's interest rates by 75 base points.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Over 135,000 Vehicles Used Suspension Bridge in First Month - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Slightly more than 135,000 vehicles used the suspension bridge over the Bay of Maputo in the first month since it was opened, on 10 November, according to Silva Magaia, chairperson of Maputo-Sul, the public company in charge of the bridge, and of the roads that connect it to the tourist resort of Ponta do Ouro and the border with the South African province of Kwazulu-Natal.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: U.S.$60 Million Dollars a Year Lost to Illegal Fishing - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Illegal fishing is costing the Mozambican economy at least 60 million US dollars a year, according to the Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Agostinho Mondlane.