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

  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Govt Orders Wearing of Masks - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government announced on Wednesday that wearing face masks is now compulsory on all forms of passenger transport, and wherever groups of people are gathered.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Police Arrest Alleged Kidnappers - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -A member of the Mozambican armed forces (FADM) and a witch-doctor are among three people detained by the police for their involvement in kidnapping Shelton Lalgy, the son of Juneide Lalgy, a prominent business person in the transport area.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: COVID-19 Riots in Nacala - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Rioting broke out in the northern Mozambican port city of Nacala on Wednesday when the local authorities tried to ban motor-cycle taxis, according to a report in Thursday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Number of COVID-19 Cases Rises to 17 - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The number of confirmed cases of the respiratory disease Covid-19 in Mozambique has risen from 10 to 17.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: World Health Organization - 17 Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Mozambique - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [WHO] World Health Organization: 17 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Mozambique