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

  • Nyusi to Step Up Fight Against Militant Group
    by AIM on October 26, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- NYUSI TO STEP UP FIGHT AGAINST JIHADISTS, WHILE OFFERING RENAMO DISSIDENTS A TRUCE

  • Four More Covid-19 Deaths in 48 Hours
    by AIM on October 26, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- According to the Mozambican health authorities, the deaths of a further four people from the Covid-19 respiratory illness have been notified in the last 48 hours.

  • Tanzania Confirms Terror Attacks At Border Village of Kitaya
    by Citizen on October 26, 2020

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Inspector general of Police Simon Sirro has confirmed that some 300 militants from Mozambique attacked Kitaya village last week killing several people and destroying property.

  • Malaria Consortium to Pilot Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Outside Sahel for First Time
    by Malaria Consortium on October 23, 2020

    [Malaria Consortium] Mozambique's Ministry of Health officials met with staff from Malaria Consortium at a kick off meeting to launch an exciting new research study that could see further gains made towards malaria elimination in the country.

  • The War in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado - Four Scenarios That Will Potentially Materialise
    by Daily Maverick on October 23, 2020

    [Daily Maverick] With the conflict in northern Mozambique showing no signs of stopping, the question is, where is Cabo Delgado province heading? Based on the multiple reasons behind the conflict, and considering the increasing international political and economic interests in Cabo Delgado and how conflicts have been managed in post-independence Mozambique, […]

  • Sharp Fall in Transit Trade in Maputo Port
    by AIM on October 22, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The port of Maputo recorded a drop of 13 per cent in the volume of cargo in transit handled in the January-August period this year, compared with the same months in 2019.

  • Beira Businesses Protest Against Kidnappings
    by AIM on October 22, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- A group of business people from the central Mozambican city of Beira has denounced the failure of the Mozambican state to protect citizens against the wave of kidnappings in the major cities.

  • Results of Matola Epidemiological Survey Announced
    by AIM on October 22, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- According to the National Health Institute (INS), 3.56 per cent of the population in the southern Mozambican city of Matola have been in contact with the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease.

  • Nyusi and Momade Meet in Maputo
    by AIM on October 22, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday met with Ossufo Momade, leader of the main opposition party, Renamo, to discuss progress in demobilising the Renamo militia, under the peace agreement the two men signed in August 2019.

  • One More Covid-19 Death and 141 New Cases
    by AIM on October 22, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Health Ministry on Wednesday announced a further death from the Covid-19 respiratory disease, and 141 new cases.

  • Central Bank Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged
    by AIM on October 22, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Mozambique (CPMO), meeting in Maputo on Wednesday, decided to keep the bank's key interest rates unchanged.

  • Mozambique Plans Sovereign Wealth Fund From Gas Bonanza - What Could Go Wrong?
    by Daily Maverick on October 22, 2020

    [Daily Maverick] Mozambique's central bank has mooted investing more than half the revenue from its expected natural gas bonanza into a sovereign wealth fund. This might not be a bad move, but history suggests it is more likely to take the Angolan route than the Norwegian one -- and that would spell disaster on a grand scale.

  • Irish Grant for Education
    by AIM on October 21, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- Ireland has promised to grant five million Euros (5.9 million US dollars) to support the implementation of Mozambique's Education Sector Strategic Plan between 2021/2029, through the Education Sector Support Fund (FASE).

  • Mining Companies Suspended Because of Pollution
    by AIM on October 21, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The authorities in the central Mozambican province of Manica have suspended the operations of two gold mining companies, accused of polluting the river Revue, according to a report by the Portuguese news agency Lusa.

  • Low Coronavirus Prevalence in Lichinga
    by AIM on October 21, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- An epidemiological survey in the northern Mozambican city of Lichinga, capital of the northern province of Niassa, has shown that only 0.3 per cent of the city's population has been exposed to the coronavirus, which causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease.

  • 22 Die in Storms and Floods
    by AIM on October 21, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- Storms, torrential rains and swollen rivers claimed 22 lives in the first three weeks of the 2020-2021 rainy season, according to Mozambican government spokesperson and Deputy Justice Minister, Filimao Suaze.

  • Prison Sentences in Cedsif Case
    by AIM on October 21, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Maputo City Court on Tuesday sentenced Gama Nhampalele to 11 years imprisonment for his role in the theft of over 155 million meticais (about 2.15 million US dollars) from the Mozambican treasury, via the Centre for the Development of Financial Information Systems (CEDSIF).

  • Three More Covid-19 Deaths Reported
    by AIM on October 21, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday announced three further deaths from the Covid-19 respiratory disease.

  • Relief Agency On Alert As the Rainy Season Begins
    by AIM on October 20, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican relief agency, the National Disaster Management Institute (INGC), in partnership with the community risk management committees, is putting in place preventive efforts in response to the rainy season, which begins in October, said on Monday the INGC delegate in the northern province of Nampula, Alberto Armando.

  • Covid-19 Death Rate in Mozambique Remains Low
    by AIM on October 20, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The death rate in Mozambique from the Covid-19 respiratory disease remains lower than that of any other mainland southern African country that is keeping figures.

  • Court Seeks Extradition of Ex-Credit Suisse Bankers
    by AIM on October 20, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Supreme Court has granted authorisation to the Attorney-General's Office (PGR) to seek the extradition to Mozambique of three bankers from Credit Suisse involved in the scandal of the country's "hidden debts", according to a report in Tuesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".

  • Mozambican Forces Claim Death of 270 Insurgents
    by AIM on October 20, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican defence and security forces claim to have killed 270 islamist terrorists in the region of Awasse, in Mocimboa da Praia district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, according to the website "Noticias de Defesa de Mocambique", which acts as an unofficial mouthpiece for the Defence Ministry.

  • Covid-19 Cases Now Exceed 11,000
    by AIM on October 20, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The number of cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease diagnosed in Mozambique now exceeds 11,000, the Deputy National Director of Public Health, Benigna Matsinhe, announced on Monday.

  • At Least 20 Killed in Attacks At Mozambique Province - NGO
    by Citizen on October 20, 2020

    [Citizen] At least 20 people were killed in fresh attacks in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, an NGO said Sunday in a report.

  • Ministry Says 90 Per Cent of Seconday Schools Fit to Resume Classes
    by AIM on October 19, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Education Ministry claimed on Monday that about 90 per cent of the country's secondary schools are fit to resume face-to-face teaching.

  • Verdict On Cedsif Fraud Expected On Tuesday
    by AIM on October 19, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The Maputo City Court is due to deliver its verdict and sentence on Tuesday, in the case of the theft of 155 million meticais (about 2.15 million US dollars at current exchange rates) from the Mozambican treasury via the Centre for the Development of Financial Information Systems (CEDSIF), an institution linked to the Finance Ministry.

  • Amnesty International Demands Justice for Josina Machel
    by AIM on October 19, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The human rights body Amnesty International has protested at the denial of justice for Mozambican women's rights activist Josina Machel, who was blinded in one eye in an attack by her partner of the time, Rofino Licuco, in October 2015.

  • Cabo Delgado Militant Group Attacks Tanzania
    by AIM on October 19, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- The islamist terrorists operating in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado have carried their war across the border into Tanzania, where they murdered and beheaded 20 people on Wednesday night, according to a report in Monday's issue of the independent newssheet "Carta de Mocambique", citing Tanzanian sources.

  • 241 Recoveries, 159 New Cases, and One More Death
    by AIM on October 19, 2020

    [AIM] Maputo -- A further 241 people have recovered from the Covid-19 respiratory disease over the previous 24 hour period, the Mozambican Health Ministry reported on Sunday.

  • Covid-19 Fears As Cabo Delgado Conflict Fuels Overcrowding, Hunger
    by Thomson Reuters Foundation on October 19, 2020

    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Maputo -- Aid groups say an insurgency in Cabo Delgado province has forced more than 300,000 people to escape further south

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