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Capital: Maputo

Government: Republic

Current President: Filipe Nyusi


  • 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: 30,098,197 (2020)

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%

  • 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%


  • 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%



  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Malawi-Mozambique Interconnector Starts - Foreign Companies Share Contracts - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [Nyasa Times] Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has awarded key contracts for the construction of the 218 Kilometres transmission interconnector and Matambo Substation under the Mozambique - Malawi Interconnection Project (MOMA).
  • Mon - Oct 18, 2021: Mozambique Universal Periodic Review Outcome Statement - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [HRW] Item 6 - Universal Periodic Review
  • Mon - Oct 18, 2021: South Africa, Mozambique to Commemorate Passing of President Samora Machel - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [] President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Mozambican counterpart, President Filipe Nyusi, are expected to address an event to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the death of former Mozambican leader Samora Machel on Tuesday.
  • Mon - Oct 18, 2021: Hidden Debts - Defence Wants Audit Report Ruled Invalid, Judge Refuses - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -- A defence lawyer in the trial of 19 people before the Maputo City Court, accused of crimes connected with the scandal of Mozambique's "hidden debts", on Monday demanded that the independent audit of the three fraudulent, security-related companies Proindicus, Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company) and MAM (Mozambique Asset Management), which are at the heart of the case, should not be admitted as evidence.
  • Mon - Oct 18, 2021: Psychologists Warn About Cabo Delgado Traumas - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's Association of Psychologists has warned of the danger of neglecting the mental health of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, reports the independent television station STV.