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:
The 5th BSF Contingent for United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in Haiti is flagged off by Shri K K Sharma, Addl Director General (Ops), Border Security Force from Headquarters, CGO Complex, New Delhi
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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.