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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%



  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: SA Man Allegedly Paid Mistress to Have His Wife Killed in Mozambique - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [News24Wire] The husband of a South African woman murdered in Mozambique last month is in custody for allegedly ordering her death.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: SA Man 'Kidnapped' in Mozambique Faces 'A Number of Charges' - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [News24Wire] The family of a South African man is devastated by what they described as his mysterious disappearance in Mozambique - apparently for the second time.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: MDM Victory in Beira Confirmed - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The District Elections Commission (CDE) in the central Mozambican city of Beira, on Saturday evening announced the results from the "intermediate count" of the votes cast in Wednesday's election, confirming the victory of the Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM).
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Frelimo Victory in Maputo Confirmed - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Maputo City Elections Commission on Sunday announced the "intermediate count" from the municipal election held last Wednesday, confirming that the ruling Frelimo Party will remain in control of the Mozambican capital.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: Frelimo Wins in Tete, Renamo Contests - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Tete District Elections Commission (CDE) in western Mozambique on Saturday declared that the ruling Frelimo Party has won the election for the Tete Municipal Assembly, held on Wednesday - but the main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, is rejecting this as fraudulent.