Everything you need to know about Mozambique: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Mozambique: East African Country and Former Portuguese Colony
In the first millennium the Bantu speaking tribes inhabited Mozambique. Later on the Arab and Swahili traders settled in Mozambique. In 1498 Vasco da Gama discovered it and was settled by Portugal in 1505. After a decade it was colonialised by Portugal. Centuries of oppressive colonial rule forced Mozambique people to revolt against the colonial authority of Portugal and start guerilla warfare that brought them independence in 1975 after 470 years of colonial rule. After a decade of independence the government of Mozambique engaged in a civil war with antigovernment guerrilla party the Mozambique National Resistance. A new constitution was drafted that include three branches of government and granted civil liberties. A cease-fire agreement signed in 1992 between the government and the MNR ended 16 years of civil war.
Mozambique Profile: Overview of Facts and Figures
Climate of Mozambique varies according to area. Inland is cooler than the coast and rainfall higher on the altitude. Mozambique receives much of the rainfall in between January and March. Hottest and wettest season is from October to March.Culture, Cuisine and Tradition of Mozambique:
Economy of Mozambique:
The economy of Mozambique was devastated by the decade long civil war. But after restoration of peace in 1992 government of Mozambique initiated several economic reforms to reinstate the country’s economy. The foremost reforms undertaken by government are to privatize its 900 state enterprises so that collateral damage of country economy can be prevented. The principal cash crops of Mozambique are cotton, cashews, sugarcane, tea, sisal, citrus and tropical fruits are commercially grown for export purposes.
Ilha de Mozambique: is historical and famous for its Portuguese architectural wonders. It was the capital of Mozambique for the four centuries. The magnificent buildings that were built during the Portuguese colonial time remain the center of attraction.
Vilanculos: Is famous beach town of Mozambique and known for its palm-fringed beach and lagoons. The saline Vilanculos lakes supports wide variety of marine species while the Coral reefs remains the center of attraction. It is famous for water sports and snorkeling.Major Sight-seeing Places in Mozambique include:
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Gemfields, a global coloured gemstone producer, has collaborated with four Indian jewellery designers for a collection of bespoke pieces.
Dubai, May 18 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Mozambique have signed a bilateral accord covering air transport.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Maria Mutola, the 2000 Olympics 800m gold medallist, three-time 800m World champion and seven-time 800m Indoor World champion, says self-belief and a sound coaching programme are the keys to success.
Bangalore, May 7 (IANS) Three-time World Champion and Sydney Olympic gold medallist Maria Mutola, often ranked as the greatest female 800 metres runner of all time,has been confirmed as the Event Ambassador for the TCS World10K Bangalore 2013.
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Mozambique Thursday sought India's expertise as well as investment to realise full potential of tea plantations in the southeast African country.
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Videocon Industries Monday announced a significant natural gas discovery in its offshore Rovumal block in Mozambique.
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The coloured gemstones market in India is expected to double to $3.6 billion in the next five years, Gemfields Plc, the world's leading precious stones miner, said Thursday.
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) India's chartered accountants will provide undertake capacity building and provide training in around 21 nations in Africa, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) announced here Monday.
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) There will be no Commonwealth Games (CWG) like "confusion" in raising infrastructure for the Portuguese Commonwealth Games scheduled to start in Goa in November this year, Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said Thursday.
Washington, March 28 (ANI): While the first results from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite has been released, astronomers at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) near Johannesburg are working on a new radio telescope that will also shed new light on the very earliest moments of universe.
Durban, March 26 (IANS) As leaders from the five BRICS nations, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a host of invitees, gather here for the BRICS Summit March 26-27, Africa will be the focus at the 5th edition.
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) A game of football will open the 2013 Lusofonia Games in Goa, which will be thrown open in November this year.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Several African countries are seeking Indian investment in tertiary healthcare and supply of affordable medicines to its population.
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Indian investments and knowhow are crucially important for boosting farm sector growth and ensuring food sufficiency in Africa region, senior ministers of several African countries said Monday.
Washington, Mar. 8 (ANI): More than 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
London, March 8 (ANI): Prince Harry is all set to assume the role of patron to the anti-landmine charity organization that his late mum, Princess Diana, passionately supported during her lifetime.
New Delhi, Feb. 20 (ANI): The Informal Working Group on Energy Security, which is a forum comprising officials from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), line energy ministries, Planning Commission and representatives of public sector enterprises, met here on Wednesday.
Maputo, Feb 17 (IANS) India has made $250 million available to finance a power project in Maputo region in southern Mozambique, the Mozambique News Agency (AIM) said Sunday.
London, February 8 (ANI): Madonna has hit out at claims that she is "ripping the heart out of Africa" by adopting children from the continent.
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Mozambique-born model Tasha da Vasconcelos has hit out at the adoption of African children by celebrities like Madonna and Angelina Jolie, saying that by taking children away, they are "ripping the heart out of Africa."
Washington, Feb. 5 (ANI): New Secretary of State John Kerry had a tongue-in-cheek question for his new staff on the first day in office, asking "Can a man actually run the State Department?"
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said Wednesday India needs to be aggressive in acquiring coal mines overseas to meet its growing energy requirements.
Maputo, Jan 13 (IANS) Wildlife authorities in Mozambique have killed 13 crocodiles in an effort to stop what they termed "animal-human conflict", Xinhua reported.
Maputo (Mozambique), Jan 8 (IANS) Eleven Pakistani sailors detained at a port in Mozambique for illegally docking their ship have been released after 21 days, Xinhua reported Tuesday.
Amritsar, Dec 5 (IANS) All 950 Pakistani delegates, whose names were recommended for the seventh edition of Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX), which starts here Dec 6, have been issued visas.
Dhaka, Nov 29 (IANS) Climate change in Bangladesh will force the displacement of over 95 million people by 2040, says a new report by a local think tank.
Panaji, Nov 10 (IANS) The Portuguese Commonwealth Games due in Goa a year from now seem to be going the way the preparations for the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games went - at least as far as controversy is concerned.
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Qatar Airways is offering customers across India and around the world with great savings to more than 100 destinations during its latest three-day global sale.
Maputo, Nov 4 (IANS) Two Indian warships have docked in the Mozambican capital as part of a goodwill visit.
Gurgaon, Nov 2 (IANS) India Friday pitched for more robust "cooperative regionalism" among countries which share the Indian Ocean, a new theatre of maritime competition, and lauded the inclusion of the US as a sixth dialogue partner of the 20-member regional organisation.
Gurgaon, Nov 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean emerging as a new theatre of maritime competition, India Friday pitched for more robust "cooperative regionalism" among 20 countries along its rim in the area of maritime security. The US joined the 20-member regional body as its sixth dialogue partner.
Gurgaon, Oct 28 (IANS) In the scrambled alphabet of global geopolitics bristling with new power clubs such as BRICS and IBSA, the IOR-ARC, a 19-member grouping of Indian Ocean littoral states, will be brainstorming to find a new acronym that captures more pithily and imaginatively the growing importance of this strategic resource-rich region.
Gurgaon, Oct 26 (IANS) Delegates from over 19 countries will be attending the Indian Ocean Rim - Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) meet here from Oct 29 to Nov 2, a government official said Friday.
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) A ship laden with India-made 390 Honda Brio cars set sail for South Africa Thursday, marking the automobile manufacturer's maiden foray into South Africa and the South African Development Community (SADC) countries, an official said here.
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V. Narayanasamy Wednesday said governance with accountability and transparency was essential for any political system or policy to succeed.
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) With piracy becoming a growing trans-national security threat, ministers from 19 littoral countries of the Indian Ocean will gather here for an annual meeting later next month to map out new pathways of economic and security cooperation.
Maputo, Oct 16 (IANS) Police in the southeast African nation of Mozambique have arrested two suspected poachers with 11 kg of rhino horns, Radio Mozambique reported Tuesday.
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India, which reports more than half of the new leprosy cases in the world each year, must take steps to make the inhabitants of the 850 leprosy colonies across the country join the mainstream, experts said here Thursday.
Copenhagen, Oct 3 (IANS) Chloroquine, an efficacious old drug, is once again beginning to work against malaria, one of scourges most widespread in the world.
Washington, October 3 (ANI): A study at the University of Copenhagen has shown that the previously efficacious drug chloroquine is once again beginning to work against malaria.
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday greeted Mozambique's Frelimo party on its 50th anniversary, with Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma representing the prime minister at events planned to mark the occasion.
Rabat (Morocco), Sep 23 (IANS) The Moroccan Football Federation appointed Rachid Taoussi as the new coach of the national team replacing Belgian Eric Gerets, who was sacked last Saturday.
Rabat, Sep 16 (IANS) The Moroccan Football Federation decided to terminate the contract with national coach Eric Gerets of Belgium after a string of poor results.
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Mozambique has sought Indian expertise and investment to develop its tea industry.
New Delhi, September 3 (IANS) Coal India Ltd (CIL) will spend Rs.5,000 crore this fiscal to acquire assets abroad, Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, minister of state in the coal ministry, said Monday.
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Benefica, one of the top football clubs in Portugal, could soon challenge footballers in Goa to a match, according to organisers of an Indo-Portuguese cultural exchange.
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) State-run Central Bank of India is planning to form a joint venture with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) or set up a wholly-owned subsidiary to enter Mozambique by the end of this fiscal.
With the ongoing Euro crisis and a steep decline in the European demand Tata Steel is now turning to Asia and Africa for growth prospects....
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Tata Steel is turning to Asia and Africa for growth as its European operation would stay stressed from an steep decline in demand following the economic downturn in the developed world, especially the European Union.
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India is to sign a key security agreement with Mozambique on combating piracy in the Indian Ocean region during Minister of State for Home Mullapally Ramachandran's visit to the southern African country Friday.
New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mullapally Ramachandran, will be visiting Mozambique from July 13 to 15, during which he will hold discussions with his Mozambican counterpart, Vice Minister of Interior Jose Mandra, on bilateral, regional and international issues.
Maputo, June 22 (IANS) Wild animals such as crocodiles, elephants and lions have killed at least 17 people in a Mozambican province this year, according to Radio Mozambique.
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) African nations like Zambia, Ethiopia and Mozambique invited Indian investors to invest in various sectors, especially in agriculture, saying this has the potential to provide food to both Africa and India.
Cape Town, June 20 (IANS) The Interpol seized nearly two tonnes of elephant ivory in an operation involving 14 African countries, including South Africa, it was announced here Tuesday.
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A true cultural friendship has blossomed between India and Africa with the meeting of traditional African free-flowing performing arts and the structured grammar of Indian classical music and dance at a two-day Africa Festival here.
Melbourne, May 17 (ANI): A message in a bottle, which posed a question about love, has led to an unusual friendship between an Australian teacher and a South African.
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Realising that India needs to be more aggressive in acquiring coal assets overseas to boost energy security, the government is considering setting up a sovereign fund to secure supplies to meet the growing demand mostly from power and steel producers, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said Friday.
Accra (Ghana), May 4 (IANS) The Ghana Football Association (GFA) appointed Maxwell Konadu, coach of local premier side Asante Kotoko, as the assistant coach of the men's senior national football team.
Sydney, May 3 (IANS) Cassava, a staple crop found in southeast Africa, contains cyanide toxins above levels considered safe for human consumption, says a new study.
New Delhi/Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) Many states along India's east coast felt tremors as a high intensity earthquake rocked Sumatra Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. A tsunami warning has been issued in India and 27 other countries
Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia Wednesday.
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Organisers of the Lusofonia Games 2013 Saturday said the Portuguese version of the British Commonwealth Games would be held in Goa Nov 2-10, 2013.
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for the Goa government, the organisers of the Lusofonia Games, a multi-disciplinary sports tourney of former Portuguese-ruled colonies have expressed "shock and surprise" as virtually no infrastructure development has taken place for hosting the event next year.
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Tuesday stressed the urgent need for India, the first among 12 countries where open defecation takes place, to check and curb the practice and reduce the high rate of water-borne disease in rural communities.
Tripoli, Sep 3(ANI): Libya's national football team is set to unveil a white kit, which marks a break with the green colour associated with ruler Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
New Delhi, Aug 9 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Tuesday said India is keen to partner with Africa countries not only for buying minerals, but also providing technology for mining and exploration and value addition with long-term buy-back commitments.
New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Mozambique Defence Minister Filipe Jacinto Nyussi, who is on a five-day official visit to India, was given a ceremonial welcome at the defence headquarters (South Block) here today.
New Delhi, June 25(ANI): Mozambique Defence Minister Filipe Jacinto Nyussi will arrive in New Delhi on Monday on a five-day state visit to India.uring his stay, Nyussi will hold talks with Defence Minister A.K. Antony and the Service Chiefs.
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), May 23 (ANI): While the West continues to project and pit India against China in Africa, India has rejected reports that it is competing with China.
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Mozambique's Mineral Resource Minister Esperenca Bias today called on Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal to further expanding bilateral relations between the two nations in the area of coal mining.
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma today expressed optimism over the growing trade and investment between India and Mozambique.
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have developed a new 'stress test' for coral reefs that, in turn, could identify and prioritise areas that are most likely to survive climate change factors.
Mumbai, Mar 16 (ANI): The hostages, who were rescued from the Somali pirates, speaking of their captivity on Wednesday said the pirates tortured the officers and threatened everyone with guns.
New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): The Indian Navy on Monday intercepted a pirate mother ship Vega 5, 600 nautical miles off the country's west coast and arrested 61 pirates.
London, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that whale sharks, the world's biggest fish, could be even bigger than previously recorded.
New Delhi, Feb.3 (ANI): The Geological Survey of India (GSI) will soon procure modern equipments that will uplift the pace and quantity output of all the exploration programmes of the GSI.
London, Jan 12 (ANI): In an autobiography, a supermodel has claimed that Prince Charles flirted with her before asking her to perform a 'private catwalk show' for him.
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): 2010 was an eventful year for Indian diplomacy, which witnessed a qualitative expansion of strategic relations with key partner countries and a robust engagement with India's neighbours.
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are celebrating some of the weird, wonderful and stunning discoveries they've made this year from the rainforests of Cameroon to the UK's North Pennines.
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): The thought of eating a rat might make many barf but in some countries, the rodent is a delicacy.
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study states that the teeming plains of Asia are at highest risk from climate change.
New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): India and Mozambique inked three pacts on Thursday on avoidance of double taxation, cooperation in mineral resources and between middle and small enterprises to strengthen partnership between the two nations.
New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): Mozambique President Armando Guebuza, who is on a six-day visit of India, was on Thursday accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Prayer for another person's healing might just help - especially if the one praying is physically near the person being prayed for, according to a new study.
London, Aug 5 (ANI): The power of prayer really can help cure the sick, according to a new study.
Maputo (Mozambique), July 5 (ANI): The visiting External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna here on Monday called for strategic partnership during his meeting with Mozambique President Armando Guebuza.
Maputo (Mozambique) July 5 (ANI): The visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna, who is here on a two day visit, signed an agreement to extend a credit of 25 million dollars to Mozambique for rural electrification.
Johannesburg, July 5(ANI): South African Home Affairs Department has said that the number of foreign visitors entering the country during the World Cup period has now risen to a million.
Maputo July 5: (ANI) Foreign Minister S M Krishna arrived in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, on Sunday on a visit.
Maputo (Mozambique) July 4 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrived here on Sunday afternoon in the second leg of his tour. The Mozambique Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Eduardo Koloma received Krishna at the Maputo International airport
Port Louis (Mauritius) July 3 (ANI): In a bid to further strengthen their diplomatic ties, India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mauritius to provide it one offshore patrol vessel.
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Actor Ben Stiller has revealed that he could have contracted Lyme disease after he badly injured his knee during a recent trip to Mozambique.
Washington, March 7 (ANI): A top agricultural economist has determined that technology that can enhance food production will be a significant asset, in order to feed a world population projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050.
Washington, Feb.22 (ANI) : Cameron Hume is likely to replace Anne Patterson as US' Ambassador to Pakistan after the latter completes her three year-term in May.
Maputo (Mozambique), Jan 14(ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Thursday met Mozambique President Armando Emilio Guebuza to discuss issues of bilateral, regional and international interest between the two countries.
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): The rise in the number of female ambassadors to the United States is being attributed to the "Hillary effect".
Lilongwe (Malawi), Jan.9 (ANI): Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and the entourage accompanying him on his three-nation Africa tour visited Lake Malawi, the African continent's third largest lake on Friday.
London, Dec 18 (ANI): The practice of eating cereal in the morning dates back more than 100,000 years, say scientists.
Washington, December 4 (ANI): A scientist has determined that forest dwellers must be included in the design of the upcoming forest deal at Copenhagen in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis.
Washington, November 18 (ANI): Students from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, have created a custom-made bacteria that glows green when it comes into contact with chemicals leaked by buried explosives, which would provide for a simple, cheap, accurate test to find undetected landmines.