Mozambique

Area Total 799,380 sq km
Climate tropical to subtropical
Natural Resources coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite
Imports South Africa 36.8%, China 7%, UAE 6.8%, India 6.2%, Portugal 4.4% (2017) – machinery and equipment, vehicles, fuel, chemicals, metal products, foodstuffs, textiles
Exports India 28.1%, Netherlands 24.4%, South Africa 16.7% (2017) – gold, coffee, cashew nuts, manufactures, cotton
Government presidential republic
Capital Maputo
Population 30,098,197 (July 2020 est.)
Ethnicity African 99% (Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lomwe, Sena, and others), mestizo 0.8%, other (includes European, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese) .2% (2017 est.)
Language Emakhuwa 26.1%, Portuguese (official) 16.6%, Xichangana 8.6%, Cinyanja 8.1, Cisena 7.1%, Elomwe 7.1%, Echuwabo 4.7%, Cindau 3.8%, Xitswa 3.8%, other Mozambican languages 11.8%, other 0.5%, unspecified 1.8% (2017 est.)

News about Mozambique

RSS News Sources: The Guardian | All Africa

  • At least four killed after tropical Storm Ana hits Malawi and Mozambique
    by Charles Pensulo in Nkando on January 25, 2022

    Search and rescue operations under way as dozens reported missing in region battered by extreme weather in recent yearsAt least four people have died and dozens are missing after strong winds and heavy downpours wreaked havoc in Malawi and Mozambique as Tropical Storm Ana made landfall on Monday.Almost 16,000 people in the south of Malawi have been […]

  • Weakened Tropical Storm Ana Makes Landfall in Mozambique
    by The Herald on January 25, 2022

    [The Herald] Tropical Storm Ana, the first tropical storm of this year's south-west Indian Ocean cyclone season, made landfall over the Nampula province of Mozambique yesterday after crossing the Mozambique Channel from Madagascar.

  • Hippo talk: study sheds light on purpose of call and response
    by Nicola Davis Science correspondent on January 24, 2022

    Researchers say ‘wheeze honks’ are identity signals, with reactions ranging from calls to spraying dung linked to level of familiarityA call from a stranger may elicit myriad responses – panic, confusion, maybe even excitement – but it turns out that hippos have a rather more corporeal reaction: they spray dung.Researchers studying hippopotamuses in […]

  • Namibia Supports Mozambique Amid Crisis - VP Mbumba
    by Namibian on January 19, 2022

    [Namibian] Vice president Nangolo Mbumba says the Namibian government has made a commitment to assist Mozambique with the security crisis the country is currently experiencing, caused by insurgencies in its Cabo Delgado province.

  • Record Year for Kenmare Resources
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] The Irish company Kenmare Resources on 13 January reported that last year it produced record levels of titanium minerals and zircon at its mine at Moma, on the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Nampula.

  • Pequenos Libombos Reservoir Filling Up
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] The reservoir behind the Pequenos Libombos dam on the Umbeluzi River, in Maputo province, is filling up rapidly requiring an increase in discharges.

  • Fishermen Denounce Smuggling of Kapenta
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] Fishermen who catch the small fish known as "kapenta" (the local name for the Lake Tanganyika sardine), in Cahora Bassa lake, in the central Mozambican province of Tete, have denounced the smuggling of the catch to neighbouring countries, according to a report in the Maputo daily "Noticias" on 5 January.

  • 1.49 Per Cent Inflation in December
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] The expected hike in Mozambican prices in December did not materialise, despite the festive season. According to the National Statistics Institute (INE), citing the consumer price indices for the three largest cities (Maputo, Nampula and Beira), inflation in December was only 1.49 per cent.

  • Two Judges Expelled for Corruption
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] The Higher Council of the Judicial Magistracy (CSMJ), the regulatory body for the law courts, has expelled two judges from the profession for corrupt behaviour, reports "Carta De Moçambique" on 7 January.

  • Ingc Ready to Respond to Flooding
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] The Mozambican government's relief agency, the National Institute for Disaster Risk Management (INGC), has confirmed that it is ready to intervene in the event of floods during the current rainy season.

  • Covid-19 - Positivity Rate Gradually Falling
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] Health authorities reported on 16 January that the positivity rate among people tested in Mozambique for the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease has continued to decline.

  • Police Arrest Maputo Drug Dealers
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] The Mozambican police have announced that an operation against drug traffickers on 8 January resulted in the arrest of two of the main suppliers of illicit drugs in the part of the city so notorious for drug trafficking that it is commonly referred to as "Colombia".

  • Hcb Plans to Produce 14,228 Gigawatt-Hours in 2022
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] The company Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), which operates the Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi River, in the western province of Tete, has announced that it plans to produce 14,228 gigawatt-hours of electricity in 2022.

  • Illicit Import Racket Shut Down By Authorities
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] The Public Prosecutor's Office announced on 17 January that it has uncovered a racket whereby customs exemptions worth US$18.6 million were illicitly issued to import goods supposedly for the benefit of people displaced from their homes by terrorist raids in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

  • Maputo Study On Cutting Mother to Child Transmission of Hepatitis B
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] A study carried out in Maputo has shown that antenatal departments can cut the transmission of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) from mother to child through integrating vaccination at birth into standard procedures.

  • Price of Wheat Flour Set to Rise
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] One of the main food processing companies in Mozambique, Companhia Industrial de Matola (CIM), has announced an 11 per cent increase in the price of wheat flour, leading to fears that the price of bread will now rise, reports the independent newssheet "Mediafax" on 12 January.

  • Tax Authority Collects 287 Billion Meticais in Revenue
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] The Mozambican Tax Authority (AT) collected more than 278 billion meticais (about US$4.3 billion, at the current exchange rate), during 2021, which was 105 per cent of the target figure of 265 billion meticais.

  • African Development Bank Support for Agro-Industrial Processing
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] The African Development Bank (ADB) has approved a grant of US$47 million for Mozambique's Pemba-Lichinga Integrated Development Corridor.

  • SADC Extends Military Mission to Mozambique
    by AIM on January 19, 2022

    [AIM] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has noted the good progress made in the fight against terrorism in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado since the deployment of the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) and decided to extend the mission's mandate with the associated budgetary implications.

  • Mbumba - an Attack On Mozambique Is an Attack On Us
    by New Era on January 14, 2022

    [New Era] Despite not having committed troops to Mozambique to help battle an Islamic extremist insurgency in northern Cabo Delgado province, vice president Nangolo Mbumba says Namibia remains committed to the SADC goals, aspirations and policies.

  • SADC Examines Progress of SADC Mission in Mozambique
    by Government of Mauritius on January 14, 2022

    [Government of Mauritius] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government took place on 12 January 2022 in Lilongwe, Republic of Malawi. The Summit, chaired by the President of the Republic of Malawi and Chairperson of SADC, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, examined the progress of the SADC Mission in […]

  • Syrah Resources to Supply Processed Graphite to Tesla
    by AIM on January 13, 2022

    [AIM] The Australian mining company Syrah Resources on 23 December announced that it has entered into a binding agreement with Tesla under which the electric car and battery manufacturer will buy "Active Anode Material" produced out of graphite from Syrah's mine in Balama district, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.

  • Floating Platform Anchored Off Cabo Delgado Coast
    by AIM on January 13, 2022

    [AIM] The floating platform to be used in the production of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Coral South gas field, within Area Four of the Rovuma Basin, off the coast of the northern province of Cabo Delgado, has reached Mozambican waters from South Korea.

  • SADC - Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government to Review Progress of SADC Mission in Mozambique
    by Government of Mauritius on January 13, 2022

    [Government of Mauritius] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government is taking place, today, in Lilongwe, Republic of Malawi.

  • SADC Leaders Pledge Continued Fight Against Insurgents in Mozambique
    by VOA on January 13, 2022

    [VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- A summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has ended in Malawi with a pledge from member states to continue fighting insurgents in Mozambique. SADC sent troops to Mozambique last year after the Islamist radicals began terrorizing residents of northern Cabo Delgado province. Southern African leaders say they've […]

  • Mozambique Receives Covid-19 Debt Service Relief From IMF
    by AIM on January 11, 2022

    [AIM] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has provided debt service relief for Mozambique to help it cope with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, covering repayments of US$55 million.

  • Agreement Reached On New Port in Gaza
    by AIM on January 11, 2022

    [AIM] A private logistical company, Mozambique STT, has signed an agreement with the Chinese consortium PowerChina Hubei Engineering to finance the construction of a deepwater port at Chonguene, in the southern province of Gaza, budgeted at US$324 million.

  • Rwanda, Mozambique Security Chiefs Discuss Current Cabo Delgado Situation
    by New Times on January 10, 2022

    [New Times] Rwandan defence and security chiefs alongside their Mozambican counterparts on Sunday agreed to establish joint security teams that will among others design new strategies to improve the stabilization and security sector reform process in the Cabo Delgado province and beyond.

  • Mozambique Society Sceptical of Manuel Chang Facing Justice Over Hidden Debt Scandal
    by Daily Maverick on January 6, 2022

    [Daily Maverick] The corruption trial won't boost governance if those who designed and concealed the scheme are not prosecuted.

  • SADC Extraordinary Summit to Review Mozambique Progress
    by Daily News on January 6, 2022

    [Daily News] THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) will tomorrow hold a virtual Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government to review the progress and mandate of the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM).

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