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Population: 32.07m
GDP: $15.78bn
Debt: 102.6% of GDP (2023 forecast)

news from Mozambique

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Falling out, falling in

The government is doing well but the opposition's problems are growing

After four years of startling growth, Mozambique is set to be the world's fastest growing economy this year (according to the Economist Intelligence Unit). Moreover, the presidenti...

Too close

His party won December's general elections comfortably but the surprise came when President Joaquim Chissano took only 52.29 per cent of the vote in the presidential poll while his...

Muddy votes

Politicians are scurrying to prepare for the country's second multi-party general elections: President Joaquim Chissano confirmed on 31 August that polling would take place on 3-4 ...

Chissano tastes success

As elections approach, the President is far more popular than his party

President Joaquim Chissano is determined to go to the polls before the end of the millennium, claiming most of the credit for Mozambique's reputation as Africa's new success story....

Talking gas

The prospect of gas, and of customers for it, has sparked a wave of exploration in Mozambique and helped boost two planned industrial corridors - from Beira along the old railway a...

Peace pains

Local elections will help democracy as the economy booms - amid high unemployment

The electoral register is complete, the campaign has opened and the municipal elections due on 29 May should signal another step in the transition to normality. Once dismissed abro...

Blanchard's beach

The once-socialist government of Mozambique has made what may be the world's most extreme privatisation agreement. It is handing over the development of a region as large as Israel...

Nuts to the Bank

A privatised business lobby is challenging the free-marketeers from Washington

Cashew nuts are the kernel of a battle between Mozambiques emerging private sector and the World Bank. Cashews are the countrys second export (after prawns), grown by thousands of ...

The people's land

Frelimo ministers seem keen to sell the land that feeds the people, often to themselves

The great southern African land rush is on. President Joaquim Chissano's government is almost half-way towards its target of selling concessions for some 20 million hectares of ara...

Holy days

A row over public holidays is being exploited by politicians and religious leaders

A bitter religious controversy has erupted as Mozambique's newly assertive Muslims flex their political muscles. President Joachim Chissano appears to be trying to delay signing a ...

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