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 - Sep 21, 2017: Mozambique Jails Six Tanzanian Poachers - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [East African] Six Tanzanian nationals have been sentenced to between eight and 11 years in Mozambique jails for poaching, the media confirmed.
  • Tue - Sep 19, 2017: Police Recover Mayor's Stolen Cell Phone - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have recovered the cell phone belonging to Mahamudo Amurrane, Mayor of the northern city of Nampula, which was stolen from him on 23 July, in the middle of a religious service in the local Catholic cathedral.
  • Tue - Sep 19, 2017: Number of Patients Abandoned in Hospitals Increasing - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -67 patients were abandoned by their families in Maputo hospitals in the first half of this year, according to a report on the independent television station, STV.
  • Tue - Sep 19, 2017: Nyusi Warns Against Corruption in Technical Schools - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday urged the directors of technical and professional schools to stand up for honesty, and avoid any acts of corruption in their institutions.
  • Tue - Sep 19, 2017: No IMF Programme Without Completing Audit Report - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has politely made it clear that there will be no normalization of relations with Mozambique until the information missing from the audit of the security-related companies Ematum (Mozambique Tuna company), Proindicus and MAM (Mozambique Assets Management) is provided.