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

  • Mon - Jul 24, 2017: World Bank Supports Mozambique's National Statistics to Improve Nexus Between Data and Poverty Reduction Policies - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [World Bank] Washington -The World Bank approved today a grant in the amount of $62 million equivalent to the Republic of Mozambique's National Statistics and Data for Development project. The project seeks to improve the production and dissemination of quality socioeconomic statistics, as well as support the use of data in evidence-based policy making.
  • Mon - Jul 24, 2017: Business Associations Welcome Signs of Economic Recovery - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] The Confederation of Mozambican Business Associations (CTA) on 21 July welcomed the signs of an economic recovery that have appeared in the first half of the year, particularly with the appreciation of the national currency, the metical, in international markets.
  • Mon - Jul 24, 2017: Partial Lifting of Ban On South African Eggs - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] The National Veterinary Directorate in Mozambique's Ministry of Agriculture has lifted the ban on the import of chicken eggs from South Africa, subject to certain conditions.
  • Mon - Jul 24, 2017: Political Stability and Good Rainfall Contribute to Agricultural Growth - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Regular rainfall during the present agricultural campaign along with political stability and the appreciation of the national currency, the metical, have contributed to a 5.9 per cent growth in agricultural output in Mozambique. According to the Minister of Agriculture, Jose Pacheco, these preliminary figures point to generalised increases in production during the first growing season.
  • Mon - Jul 24, 2017: IMF Demands Publication of Full Kroll Report - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has insisted that the full audit report on the three Mozambican security-related companies, Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company), Proindicus and MAM (Mozambique Asset Management) must be published, and it now seems clear that no new IMF programme with Mozambique can be discussed before that happens.