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

  • Hundreds Evacuated As Cyclone Hits City of Beira
    by AIM on January 23, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- As forecast, Cyclone Eloise hit the central Mozambican city of Beira early on Saturday morning, with winds of 140 kilometres an hour and gusts of up to 160 kilometres an hour, according to the independent television station, STV.

  • Coastal City of Beira Braces for Another Hit
    by allAfrica on January 22, 2021

    [allAfrica] Geneva -- The Mozambican city of Beira and the region around it are bracing for the impact of tropical storm Eloise, expected to make landfall soon.

  • Inae Seizes 220 Tonnes of Cement
    by AIM on January 22, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE) seized about 220 tonnes of cement in January, after a nationwide inspection drive intended to discourage price speculation, largely carried out by informal retailers.

  • Traffic Lights Working Again in Nampula
    by AIM on January 22, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- Traffic lights are working again in the northern Mozambican city of Nampula, after three weeks in which they were completely dead because Nampula Municipal Council refused to pay for the electricity they use, according to a report by the independent television station, STV.

  • Cyclone Strengthening and Heading for Beira
    by AIM on January 22, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- Cyclone Eloise is on a course that will take it straight to the central Mozambican city of Beira, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), operated by the United States navy.

  • Eight People Charged With Customs Corruption
    by AIM on January 22, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Attorney-General's Office (PGR) on Thursday announced the arrest of eight people in connection with the theft of 11 million meticais (about 149,000 US dollars, at current exchange rates) from the Mozambican tax authority (AT).

  • Covid-19 Putting Huge Pressure On Hospital Capacity
    by AIM on January 22, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Thursday reported a further 829 cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, and 12 more deaths.

  • Conflict in North Worsens Human Rights Situation
    by allAfrica on January 22, 2021

    [allAfrica] An excerpt on Mozambique from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021:

  • Weather Service Warns of Flooding, Infrastructure Damage from 'Eloise' Storm
    by South African Weather Service on January 22, 2021

    [South African Weather Service] "Eloise" is currently situated over the northern parts of Madagascar, expected to move south-westwards and enter the Mozambique Channel tomorrow, 21 January 2021. Once entering these warm waters, "Eloise" is expected to intensify further, reaching Intense Tropical Cyclone intensity on Saturday, just before making landfall […]

  • Nyusi Urges Cne Leadership to Be Impartial and Objective
    by AIM on January 21, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday urged the leadership of the National Elections Commission (CNE) to work with objectivity, impartiality, competence and zeal.

  • Renamo Condemns Police Raids
    by AIM on January 21, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, has condemned last weekend's police action in Maputo, where police units raided shops, bars and even restaurants, and seized alcoholic drinks on the pretext of implementing the government's measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 respiratory disease.

  • Mitsui Pulls Out of Mozambique Coal Business
    by AIM on January 21, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Japanese company Mitsui, has announced its intention to pull out of the coal mining business in Mozambique.

  • Maputo Port Reports 13 Per Cent Decline in Cargo
    by AIM on January 21, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- The amount of cargo handled by the port of Maputo in 2020 declined by 13 per cent, in comparison with the 2019 figure.

  • Cyclone Eloise Heading Towards Beira
    by AIM on January 21, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- Cyclone Eloise has entered the Mozambique Channel and is now projected to hit the central Mozambican city of Beira.

  • EU May Train Mozambican Troops
    by AIM on January 21, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- The European Union may train Mozambican troops in order to step up the fight against terrorism and strengthen cooperation in the security area, Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva announced in Maputo on Wednesday.

  • Worst Day Yet in Mozambican Covid-19 Epidemic
    by AIM on January 21, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Wednesday announced the worst day so far in the Covid-19 epidemic, with 1,126 cases of the disease reported in a 24 hour period, and 18 deaths.

  • Pretoria Puzzled By Mozambique's Silence On Aid to Fight Islamist Insurgency
    by Daily Maverick on January 21, 2021

    [Daily Maverick] South Africa has expressed continuing frustration at the Mozambique government's failure to state what help it wants in fighting a growing Islamic State-linked incursion which has now displaced more than 565,000 people.

  • Northern Mozambique in crisis as thousands flee escalating conflict
    by Kaamil Ahmed on January 21, 2021

    UN calls for help as cholera breaks out with the arrival of rainy season, compounding ‘dire’ situation in Cabo DelgadoNorthern Mozambique has lurched into a humanitarian crisis as growing numbers of people have lost their homes amid escalating conflict.Fighting in the northern province of Cabo Delgado displaced more than 500,000 people last year and on […]

  • 'Complex' Emergency Unfolding in Cabo Delgado, UN Agencies Warn
    by UN News on January 21, 2021

    [UN News] UN agencies voiced deep concern on Wednesday over the worsening humanitarian crisis in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, where attacks by armed groups have forced more than 565,000 to flee their homes.

  • New Army Leadership Urged to Re-Establish Peace
    by AIM on January 20, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has urged the new leadership of the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM) to re-establish peace in the northern districts of Cabo Delgado province, as well as to swiftly restore order in Manica and Sofala provinces in the country's central region.

  • Police Seizure of Drinks Was 'Illegal'
    by AIM on January 20, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican police who seized alcoholic drinks over the weekend, on the pretext of implementing the measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 respiratory disease were acting illegally, according to Rita Freitas, the General Inspector of the government's National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE).

  • Nyusi and Total CEO Discuss Security Questions
    by AIM on January 20, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday granted an audience in Maputo to the chairperson and Chief Executive Office of the French oil and gas company, Total, Patrick Pouyanne, and the two men agreed on strengthening security at the Total camp on the Afungi peninsula, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

  • Covid-19 - Four Deaths and 824 New Cases
    by AIM on January 20, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday reported a further 824 cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease.

  • Weather Service Releases Warning Ahead of Tropical Storm 'Eloise'
    by South African Weather Service on January 20, 2021

    [South African Weather Service] The rain which Severe Tropical Storm "Chalane" brought to southern Africa during the Christmas and New Year period last year is still fresh in the minds of the general public. Now, a fresh tropical system named "Eloise" has developed and is currently positioned off the north-eastern quadrant of Madagascar. At the current […]

  • UN Agencies Call for End to Violence, Boost in Aid, Help for Displaced in Cabo Delgado
    by UNFPA on January 20, 2021

    [UNFPA] Joint Statement on Mozambique by United Nations Regional Directors for East and Southern Africa:

  • UN to Shine Urgent Spotlight On Cabo Delgado Crisis
    by allAfrica on January 19, 2021

    [allAfrica] Geneva -- After developing under the radar for a number of years, what has been described as a humanitarian disaster in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado region is now grabbing the United Nations' attention.

  • Portuguese Foreign Minister to Discuss Terrorism
    by AIM on January 19, 2021

    [AIM] Lisbon -- The Portuguese Foreign Ministry has announced that the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, will head a mission from the European Union to Mozambique between Tuesday and Thursday, following the Mozambican government's request for cooperation faced with terrorism in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

  • Cyclone Eloise Likely to Hit Inhambane Coast
    by AIM on January 19, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- Tropical cyclone Eloise is now on a course that will take it towards the coast of the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, according to the forecast of the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), operated by the United States Navy.

  • Police Seize Alleged Drug Traffickers
    by AIM on January 19, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican police have arrested three Nigerians, one South African and a Mozambican, accused of belonging to an international network of traffickers of cocaine.

  • - Manica Authorities Tighten Measures to Stop Covid-19 Spread
    by AIM on January 19, 2021

    [AIM] Maputo -- Chimoio (Mozambique), 19 Jan (AIM) - The health authorities in the central Mozambican province of Manica are on high alert and taking a wide range of measures intended to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 respiratory disease within the communities.

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