Mozambique

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INFORMATION

Capital: MaputoGovernment: 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

  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Government Forces Pulling Out From Rural Gorongosa - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi told reporters on Thursday that the government's defence and security forces are pulling out of positions they occupied in the central district of Gorongosa during the recent low level insurrection by the Renamo rebels.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Nyusi Wants 'Productive Mentality' in Public Sector - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday called for creating "a productive mentality" among members of the public administration.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Kroll Audit Report Postponed - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Attorney-General's Office (PGR) on Thursday announced that the independent audit of the security-related companies Proindicus, Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company) and MAM (Mozambique Asset Management) will not be ready by the deadline of Friday.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: SADC Recognises Role of Mozambique Transport Corridors - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Gaberone -The Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Wednesday recognised the role played by Mozambique, ever since the creation of the regional body, in the promotion of development corridors.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Assembly Approves General State Account - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Wednesday approved the General State Account (CGE) for the 2015 financial year, which had been bitterly debated earlier in the month.