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: 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

  • Sat - Apr 21, 2018: Negligent Portuguese Companies May Be Tried in Absentia - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The Portuguese companies responsible for a scaffolding collapse in Maputo in 2015, in which five workers lost their lives, have disappeared from Mozambique, without paying any compensation, and the Maputo ~City Court is now threatening to try them in absentia.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Mozambique Eye Seychelles Scalp - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [CAF] Mozambique are looking forward to a place at the next round as they host Seychelles in the second leg of the First Round on Saturday at the Estadio Nacional do Zimpeto in Maputo.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Nampula Mayor Takes Office - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The new mayor of the northern Mozambican city of Nampula, Paulo Vahanle, took office on Wednesday, and called on all residents of the city to cooperate in implementing his programme for governance.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Queen Elizabeth II Opens Commonwealth Summit - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] London -The British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London with a request that her son, Charles, Prince of Wales, one day be allowed to take over at the helm.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: EU Supporting Measures to Improve Nutrition - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The European Union has agreed to provide Mozambique with 30 million euros (about 37 million US dollars) to support the campaign for improved nutrition over the next four years.