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: 30,098,197 (2020)

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 - Jan 16, 2021: Nyusi Swears New CNE Members Into Office - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Friday swore into office the 17 members of the National Elections Commission (CNE).
  • Sat - Jan 16, 2021: Illegal Fishing Declines in Bazaruto National Park - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -- The administration of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park (PNAB), Mozambique's largest marine conservation area, has recorded a significant reduction in illegal fishing cases, by nearly half, in 2020 compared with the previous year.
  • Sat - Jan 16, 2021: Covid-19 - 735 New Cases and Five Deaths - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Friday recorded the second highest daily total of new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease since the start of the pandemic.
  • Fri - Jan 15, 2021: How Do We Reverse the Resource Curse? - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [Africa In Fact] Scholar Richard Auty first coined the phrase 'resource curse' in 1993 to illustrate the confounding nature of the relationship between natural resource abundance and under-development. Intuitively we expect that natural resources would provide the bedrock for development. To the contrary, empirical evidence suggests a strong correlation between natural resource wealth and poor development outcomes, at least since the early 1970s. For instance, where resource dependency - the proportion of a country's resou
  • Thu - Jan 14, 2021: Josina Machel's Former Boyfriend Seeks Injunction - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -- A Maputo judge has granted businessman Rufino Licuco an injunction seeking to forbid his former girlfriend, Josina Machel, daughter of Mozambique's first President, Samora Machel, from using his name or image.