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Africa :: Mozambique — The World Factbook - Central ...

Mozambique is a poor, sparsely populated country with high fertility and mortality rates and a rapidly growing youthful population – 45% of the population is younger than 15. Mozambique’s high poverty rate is sustained by natural disasters, disease, high population growth, low agricultural productivity, and the unequal distribution of wealth.

Mozambique | Facts, History & News

Mozambique stretches for 1,535 mi (2,470 km) along Africa's southeast coast. It is nearly twice the size of California. Tanzania is to the north; Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to the west; and South Africa and Swaziland to the south. The country is generally a low-lying plateau broken up by 25 sizable rivers that flow into the Indian Ocean.

Mozambique International Travel Information

Mozambique’s health infrastructure is limited: there are only three doctors per 100,000 people, frontline health providers are often poorly trained, and medicine shortages are common. More than 1.2 million people in Mozambique have HIV/AIDS, representing a sizable population with compromised immune systems.

Mozambique Map / Geography of Mozambique / Map of ...

Mozambique was first inhabited by the San hunters and gatherers, and later by the Bantu-speaking peoples who settled much of southern Africa.. By 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrived, and later colonized the region in 1505. However, during the period of time that Portugal was combined with the crown of Spain (1580-1640), the region of Mozambique fell into ruins.

Mozambique | MSF medical and humanitarian aid

Cholera breaks out in Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Idai and catastrophic floods Cyclone Idai left thousands of people in and around Beira vulnerable and exposed to the elements. Given the amount of water that passed through the city - and the devastating impact it had on infrastructure, including the water supply system - outbreaks of ...

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Grand Corruption and the SDGs: The Visible Costs of Mozambique’s Hidden Debts Scandal Publication • 13.12.2019. At the start of the 2010s, there was real optimism that newly discovered resource wealth could help Mozambique overcome its acute development challenges.

Mozambique - AHF

Mozambique is one of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa that is most affected by the HIV and AIDS epidemic. In 2017, an estimated 2.1 million Mozambicans are living with HIV, out of a total country population size of 28, 861, 863 (2017 preliminary results of General Population Census).

Mozambique’s Violent Insurgency Requires a Regional ...

Mozambique badly needs the regional assistance: It is still recovering from decades of civil war, which ended in 1992. Its poorly resourced military has struggled to contain and combat attacks by ...

Extremists in northern Mozambique declare goal of caliphate

Maputo (AFP) - A shadowy Islamist group that has terrorised northern Mozambique for more than two years has suddenly become more brazen, unmasking its fighters and openly declaring its goal of turning the gas-rich region into a caliphate. In recent weeks, the jihadists have seized government buildings, robbed banks, blocked roads and hoisted ...

COVID-19 Information | U.S. Embassy in Mozambique

(Updated July 2, 2020) Country-Specific Information As of July 2, 2020, Mozambique has 918 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 249 in which the patients have recovered, and 6 deaths. Mozambique’s civil aviation authority has suspended international passenger flights. The Mozambican Government announced a continuation of the Level-3 State of Emergency until July 29. Some of ...

Gunmen kill 8 gas project workers in northern Mozambique

Gunmen ambushed and killed eight employees of a private construction firm working on the multi-billion-dollar gas project in Mozambique's restive north, the company said Sunday. "On Saturday 27th ...

Dangers & Annoyances in Mozambique - Lonely Planet

Mozambique is a relatively safe place and most travellers shouldn’t have any difficulties. That said, there are a few areas where caution is warranted. Petty theft and robbery are the main risks: watch your pockets or bag in markets; don’t leave personal belongings unguarded on the beach or ...

Mozambique - IFAD

The Context. Mozambique emerged from civil war 25 years ago as one of the most impoverished countries in the world. But since then it has registered impressive economic growth, with an annual GDP growth rate above seven per cent in the last five years.

History of Mozambique | Britannica

In Mozambique: History. During the colonial era Mozambique’s history was written as though it had begun with the arrival of the Portuguese, but the people of this region had developed complex communities based on agriculture, cattle raising, mining, crafts, and trade long before the first small groups of…

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