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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%



  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: No Observer Status for Israel, Urges Palestinian Ambassador - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -- The Palestinian ambassador to Mozambique, Fayez Abdul Jawwad, has urged the Mozambican government to oppose the granting of observer status at the African Union to Israel.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: SADC Closing in On Mozambique Terrorists - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [The Herald] SADC ground and naval forces have arrived in Mozambique's troubled northern province as part of a combined regional force to quell insurgents who have caused much suffering and whose presence in a member state presents a threat to the whole region.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Nyusi Inaugurates Solar Power Station in Niassa - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Friday inaugurated the Matchedje solar power station, in the northern province of Niassa, which can supply power to around 400 households.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Half a Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines Arrive - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Health Ministry on Monday received a further half a million doses of the Verocell anti-Covid-19 vaccine, manufactured by the Chinese pharmaceutical company, Sinopharm.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: No Elephant Poaching Recorded in Niassa Reserve - AllAfrica News: Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced on Saturday that, for the third consecutive year, no elephants have been poached in the Niassa National Reserve in the far north of the country, or in the Gorongosa National Park in the central province of Sofala.