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

  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: District Results Trickling in, All for Frelimo - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Little by little, district results from last Tuesday's Mozambican elections are becoming available, all confirming the landslide victory for the incumbent president, Filipe Nyusi, and he ruling Frelimo Party.
  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: U.S. Embassy Critical of Election Irregularities - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The United States Embassy in Maputo on Friday issued a eliminate declaration on the Mozambican general elections held on Monday, severely critical of irregularities and discrepancies that threatened the integrity of the elections.
  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: Close Race in Nacala - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The results from Tuesday's general elections in the northern Mozambican port city of Nacala show a close race, with incumbent president Filipe Nyusi and the ruling Frelimo Party defeating the main opposition party Renamo by only a couple of thousand votes.
  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: Senior Judge Expelled From Mozambican Judiciary - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Alexandre Njovo, the former presiding judge of the Maxixe City Court, in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, has been expelled from the judiciary for theft, reports Friday's online edition of the independent daily "O Pais".
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Wedson Nyirenda's Midas Touch - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [New Frame] The Baroka FC coach is held in high regard in Zambia and Mozambique after winning league titles with unfancied teams in those countries. Bakgaga wants him to add South Africa to that list.