African Confederation Cup 2018 - draw held - play-offs - preview

CAF also held draws for the Confederation Cup play-offs.

23 Mar 2018
CAF - President Ahmad explains why they dropped two awards

CAF president Ahmad spoke to reporters

3 Jan 2018
CAF Player of the year 2017 - Salah, Mane & Aubameyang to fly to Ghana

Aubameyang, Mane and Salah vie for CAF Player of the Year award.

2 Jan 2018
African Confederation Cup 2018 - draw held - 1st + 2nd round - preview

TP Mazembe are the African Confederation Cup holders.

16 Dec 2017
AFRICAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2018 - draw completed - 1st + 2nd round - preview

African Champions League draw completed.

15 Dec 2017
AFRICAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2017 - QUARTER-FINALS - 2ND LEG - all results

Sundowns ousted by Wydad Casablanca.

24 Sep 2017
AFRICAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2017 - QUARTER-FINALS - 1ST LEG - ALL RESULTS

Holders Sundowns take narrow lead in quarter-final.

17 Sep 2017

‪Mozambique ‬
‪From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 6/2014‬


‪Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.‬

It is separated from Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east.

The capital and largest city is Maputo (previously called Lourenço Marques before independence).

Between the 1st and 5th centuries ADBantu-speaking peoples migrated from farther north and west.

Swahili, and later also Arab, commercial ports existed along the coasts until the arrival of Europeans.

The area was explored by Vasco da Gama in 1498 and colonized by Portugal from 1505.

After over four centuries of Portuguese rule, Mozambique gained independence in 1975, becoming the People's Republic of Mozambique shortly thereafter.

After only two years of independence, the country descended into an intense and protracted civil war lasting from 1977 to 1992.

In 1994, Mozambique held its first multiparty elections and has remained a relatively stable presidential republic since.

Mozambique is endowed with rich and extensive natural resources.

The country's economy is based largely on agriculture, but industry, mainly food and beverages, chemical manufacturing, aluminium and petroleum production, is growing.

The country's tourism sector is also growing.

South Africa is Mozambique's main trading partner and source of foreign direct investment.

Portugal, Brazil, Spain and Belgium are also among the country's most important economic partners.

Since 2001, Mozambique's annual average GDP growth has been among the world's highest.

However, the country ranks among the lowest in GDP per capita, human development, measures of inequality, and average life expectancy.

The only official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, which is spoken mostly as a second language by about half of the population.

Common native languages include Swahili, Makhuwa, and Sena.

The country's population of around 24 million is composed overwhelmingly of Bantu people.

The largest religion in Mozambique is Christianity, with significant minorities following Islam and African traditional religions.

Mozambique is a member of the African Union, Commonwealth of Nations, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, the Latin Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and Southern African Development Community and an observer at La Francophonie.

 

Republic of Mozambique - República de Moçambique  (Portuguese)

Anthem: Pátria Amada - Beloved Homeland

Capital and largest city:
Maputo (25°57′S 32°35′E)

Official languages: Portuguese

Vernacular languages
• Tsonga
• Nyungwe
• Ronga
• Ngoni
• Chopi
• Tonga
• Ndau
• Tswa
• Swahili
• Makhuwa
• Sena

Demonym: Mozambican

Government:
Unitary presidential constitutional republic
• President: Armando Guebuza
• Prime Minister: Alberto Vaquina

Legislature: Assembly of the Republic

Independence from Portugal: 25 June 1975 

Current constitution: 30 November 1990 

Area:
• Total: 801,590 km2 (35th) - 309,496 sq mi
• Water (%): 2.2

Population: 2011 estimate
23,929,708 (50th) - 2007 census 21,397,000 (52nd)
Density: 28.7/km2 (178th) - 74.3/sq mi

GDP (PPP): 2012 estimate
• Total: $26.257 billion
• Per capita: $1,169

Currency: Mozambican metical (MZN)

Time zone:
CAT (UTC+2) - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2)
Drives on the left
Calling code: +258
ISO 3166 code: MZ
Internet TLD: .mz