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

  • Wed - Feb 19, 2020: 'Marcelino Lives On in Each of Us' - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -"Marcelino dos Santos has not departed - he lives on in each Mozambican", declared President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday.
  • Wed - Feb 19, 2020: 'Kidnapped' Hospital Manager Reappears - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The security manager of Beira Central Hospital, Ribeiro Mouzinho, who was feared to have been kidnapped on 8 February, has reappeared, according to a report in Wednesday's issue of the independent newssheet "Carta de Mocambique".
  • Wed - Feb 19, 2020: Guarantees for Petromoc Approved - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government has approved bank guarantees to support the publicly owned petroleum company, Petromoc, in the import of liquid fuels.
  • Wed - Feb 19, 2020: Nation Mourns Former Prime Minister Mario Machungo - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government announced on Tuesday that two days of national mourning will be held to mark the passing of former Prime Minister Mario Machungo, who died in Lisbon on Monday.
  • Wed - Feb 19, 2020: Insurgency Grows in Northern Mozambique - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Mine invasion, war, aid, media attacks, climate crisis