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 - Feb 24, 2017: Govt Says Deportees From Mozambique are Safe - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [Daily News] Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Minister, Ambassador Augustine Mahiga said yesterday that the ministry is closely watching Tanzanians currently deported from Mozambique to ensure that they are safe.
  • Tue - Feb 21, 2017: Deportation of Nearly 200 Tanzanians Living in Mozambique - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [Citizen] Last week's deportation of nearly 200 Tanzanians living in Mozambique in what was described as "crackdown on illegal
  • Tue - Feb 21, 2017: One of Deportees From Mozambique Dies - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [Citizen] Mtwara -One Tanzanian, who was among those deportees from Mozambique, died yesterday at Lingula Regional hospital, where she was admitted.
  • Tue - Feb 21, 2017: Mozambique Expels 200 Tanzanians - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [East African] Mozambique has thrown out about 200 Tanzanians, who are alleged to have been living in the country illegally.
  • Mon - Feb 20, 2017: Dynamos Wins Chingale d Tete Friendly - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [The Herald] A youthful Dynamos side won the hearts of many Mozambicans here when they dismissed Chingale d Tete in an international friendly soccer match at Dispotivo D Tete Stadium yesterday. Newboy Emmanuel Mandiranga's 22nd minute strike and an exquisite 46th minute finish from Takunda Sadiki was all the former Zimbabwean champions needed to silence the noisy Mozambican counterparts.