|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|
|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
- "Positive Results" From Peace With Renamoby AIM on August 8, 2022
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi declared on Saturday that the positive results of the peace agreement which he signed three years go with Ossufo Momade, leader of the main opposition party, Renamo, "are evident, since its terms are being observed, which brings added hope to the country".
- Cabo Delgado Health Units Reopeningby AIM on August 8, 2022
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities are reopening most of the 34 health units wrecked by islamist terrorists in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, according to the director of the provincial health services, Anastacia Lidimba, cited in the Maputo daily "Noticias".
- Govt Says Oil Pipeline Construction On the Cardsby Nyasa Times on August 8, 2022
[Nyasa Times] Government says plans are still on the cards to construct an oil pipeline from either Beira or Nacala in Mozambique to Blantyre.
- More Than 600 Hostages of the Islamic State Freed but Attacks Continueby Agenzia Fides on August 8, 2022
[Agenzia Fides] Maputo -- More than 600 hostages have been freed by the Rwandan military contingent together with their Mozambican counterparts and the forces of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in the province of Cabo Delgado, in northern Mozambique.
- Africa Climate Talks sets the tone for CCDA-X and outlines regional climate change challenges and opportunities as Africa goes to COP27by UNECA on August 5, 2022
[UNECA] 29 July 2022, Maputo, Mozambique - The fourth edition of the intensive and engaging Africa Climate Talks (ACT!-4) closed yesterday in Maputo, Mozambique.
- Cabo Delgado - Rwanda, SADC Forces Rescue Over 600 Hostagesby New Times on August 4, 2022
[New Times] Rwandan security forces alongside their Mozambican counterparts and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) forces have rescued over 600 hostages in Cabo Delgado.
- Three Judges Charged With Corruptionby AIM on August 4, 2022
[AIM] Maputo -- Seven months after he was thrown out of Mozambique's judicial magistracy, former judge Acacio Mitilage has been charged with corruption, reports Wednesday's issue of the independent newssheet "Carta de Mocambique".
- Dhlakama's Father Formally Recognised As Chiefby AIM on August 4, 2022
[AIM] Maputo -- Macacho Marceta Dhlakama, the 91 year old father of Afonso Dhlakama, the late leader of Renamo, Mozambique's largest opposition party, was finally recognized, on Monday, by the Mozambican State as a traditional ruler, 50 years after he was legitimized by the local community.
- Covid-19 - 22 New Cases and 78 Recoveriesby AIM on August 4, 2022
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday reported a further 22 new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, and 78 recoveries.
- Defence Minister Condemns Fadm Criticsby AIM on August 4, 2022
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican Defence Minister Cristóvão Chume has condemned the behaviour of those citizens who try to devalue the commitment and bravery of the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM) in the fight against the terrorism that has been plaguing parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
- Voter Registration Starts On 20 Februaryby AIM on August 4, 2022
[AIM] Maputo -- Voter registration for Mozambique's sixth municipal elections, scheduled for October next year, will start on 20 February, and last until 5 April.
- Edm Announces Electrification of Machoca in Cabo Delgadoby AIM on August 3, 2022
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's publicly owned electricity company, EDM, on Tuesday announced the electrification of the headquarters of the Machoca administrative post, in Namuno district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
- Covid-19 - 21 New Cases, No Deaths or Recoveriesby AIM on August 3, 2022
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Monday reported a further 21 new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease.
- Criminals Vandalise Metallic Bridgeby AIM on August 3, 2022
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Police (PRM) last week arrested a group of five individuals accused of vandalizing a metallic bridge in the locality of Sabelua, in Milange district, in the central province of Zambezia.
- Former Mozambique President Chissano in 30-Member Observer Mission in Next Week's Electionby Capital FM on August 3, 2022
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Former President of Mozambique Joaquim Chissano and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ambassador Johnnie Carson have been named in a 30-member joint international election observation mission deployed to monitor next week's general election.
- Inspectors Claim Errors Detected in the School Textbook Were Criminalby AIM on August 1, 2022
[AIM] Maputo -- The General Inspectorate of Public Administration has found evidence of crime in the case of errors detected in the 6th grade social science textbook in Mozambique and, it has therefore submitted its reports to the Central Office for the Fight Against Corruption (GCCC).
- War in North Expands as Displaced Hit 950,000by Mozambique News Reports And Clippings on August 1, 2022
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Rwandan forces have dispersed the insurgents, leading to more widespread and audacious insurgent attacks. Government, Rwandan and SADC forces have become more active and effective. But they are not keeping Mocimboa da Praia and Palma districts safe - delaying any chance of Total resuming work until next year at the […]
- United States Announces $116 Million in Additional Assistance for Mozambiqueby State Department on August 1, 2022
[State Department] Maputo, Mozambique -- July 20, 2022 - My name is Uzra Zeya and I am the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights at the United States Department of State. I want to thank you, President Nyusi, for the warm welcome and productive discussion. I have been overwhelmed by the hospitality, resilience, and natural […]
- Hungry, harassed and alone: Cabo Delgado’s refugee women – in picturesby Guardian Staff on August 1, 2022
Last year’s insurgent attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region left thousands dead or missing. Hundreds of thousands now live in overcrowded refugee camps or sleep on the streets of safer parts of the country. Many women are on their own, widowed by the fighting or left alone by up to 3,000 men who had little choice but to join the militia. In […]
- SADC and Rwandan Troops Disperse Mozambique Insurgents - but Displace More Civiliansby Daily Maverick on August 1, 2022
[Daily Maverick] The US has stepped up humanitarian aid to a growing number of internally displaced persons in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado province amid successful efforts to disperse Isis-affiliated insurgents.
- More Renamo Officers Join the Policeby AIM on July 29, 2022
[AIM] A further 36 officers, demobilised from the militia of the main opposition party, Renamo, have been recruited into the police force, under the Demobilisation, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR) programme agreed upon between the government and Renamo.
- U.S.$300 Million Grant From World Bankby AIM on July 29, 2022
[AIM] The Board of Directors of the World Bank on 13 July approved a grant of US$300 million to Mozambique to support Mozambican institutions and the "Economic Transformation Development Policy Financing (DPF) operation".
- Piped Domestic Gas Expansion to Cost U.S.$470,000by AIM on July 29, 2022
[AIM] The Mozambican government intends to invest 30 million meticais (around US$470,000) to pipe cooking gas in several neighbourhoods of Maputo City including Coop, Munhuana, and the 25th June neighbourhoods. Currently, work is underway so that by the end of the year at least 200 families will have the gas piped into their homes.
- UN Envoy - Appointment of Raul Domingos Strengthens Reconciliationby AIM on July 29, 2022
[AIM] Mirko Manzoni, the personal envoy to Mozambique of United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres, believes that President Filipe Nyusi's appointment on 18 July of Raul Domingos as Ambassador to the Vatican is a measure that will strengthen reconciliation.
- Central Bank Keeps Interest Rates Unchangedby AIM on July 29, 2022
[AIM] The Bank of Mozambique on 21 July decided to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged. A statement from the Central Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (CPMO) stated that the Monetary Policy Rate (MIMO), used by the bank for its interventions on the interbank money market to regulate liquidity, remains at 15.25 per cent. This rate had risen by 200 base […]
- President Nyusi Inaugurates Electrification of Macuseby AIM on July 29, 2022
[AIM] President Filipe Nyusi on 27 July inaugurated the connection to the national electricity grid of the Macuse administrative post in Namacurra district, in the central province of Zambezia.
- EU Approves ?89 Million for Fight Against Terrorismby AIM on July 29, 2022
[AIM] The European Union (EU) has approved an ?89 million (US$89.4 million) package for the fight against terrorism that has been plaguing parts of Cabo Delgado, since October 2017. This sum will be invested in the training of the Defence and Security Forces, to make them more operational and self-sufficient, as well as in the purchase of non-lethal […]
- United States Pledges U.S.$116 Million for Food and Nutrition Assistanceby AIM on July 29, 2022
[AIM] The United States will disburse US$116 million for food and nutritional assistance to over 800,000 people displaced due to the terrorist attacks in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. This sum is intended to meet needs in health, water, and agriculture, among other sectors. With this amount, the total humanitarian assistance provided by the US to […]
- President Nyusi Invites Italy to Invest in Northern Mozambiqueby AIM on July 29, 2022
[AIM] President Filipe Nyusi has expressed interest in seeing Italy support the Programme for Resilience and Integrated Development of the Northern Region (PREDIN) which aims to promote the recovery of basic conditions for sustainable economic and social development of northern Mozambique, following the islamist terrorism that has been plaguing parts of […]
- Half a Million HIV-Positive People Abandon Anti-Retroviral Treatmentby AIM on July 29, 2022
[AIM] About 500,000 people living with HIV in Mozambique have abandoned anti-retroviral treatment in the last two years, which is an estimated 25 per cent of all HIV-positive people in the country.