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

  • Tue - May 26, 2020: Agricultural Minister Wants Mass Soya Production - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government hopes to persuade cotton farmers to plant soya as well, in order to improve peasant income, reports Tuesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
  • Tue - May 26, 2020: Maputo Police Urged to Root Out Corruption - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Deputy General commander of the Mozambican police, Timoteo Bernardo, on Monday challenged members of the police force to root out corruption from their ranks.
  • Tue - May 26, 2020: COVID-19 Causes Crash in Transport Companies' Income - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambican road transport companies are suffering a loss in their daily income of 57 per cent, and fear that this could worsen to 70 per cent, if the current restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic continue for a further two months, according to the Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA), cited in Tuesday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais".
  • Tue - May 26, 2020: First COVID-19 Death Recorded in Mozambique - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambique on Monday recorded its first death from the Covid-19 respiratory disease, a 13 year old girl from the northern city of Nampula.
  • Tue - May 26, 2020: Two Arrested for Trying to Smuggle Drugs Worth R10 Million Into SA From Mozambique - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [News24Wire] A man and woman were caught attempting smuggle R10 million worth of crystal meth drugs into South Africa.