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: 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 - Nov 23, 2017: German Company Wins Contract for Identity Documents - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of the Interior has awarded the contract for installing and strengthening the system to produce identity and travel documents and visas to the German company Mulbauer ID Services.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Government Introduces Fishing Titles - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Tuesday approved a set of regulations on fishing rights and licensing, introducing, for the first time, a title that grants fishing rights.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Mozambique Proposes Resuming Hunting of Hippos - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambique is in favour of resuming limited sports hunting of hippopotamus, and intends to take this proposal to the next meeting of the Standing Committee of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), due to be held in Geneva next week.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Assembly Passes Bill On Taxes On Luxury Goods - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Wednesday passed a government bill altering taxes on luxury and superfluous products, and on those detrimental to human health or to the environment, but all opposition deputies voted against.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Graca Machel Urges Better Nutrition for Mothers, Children - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -One of every four children under five years old in southern Africa suffers from stunted growth in that they are too short for their age, often as a result of inadequate nutrition.