Mozambique

Mozambique covers a total area of 799,380 square kilometres (sq km) and is divided into ten provinces, with the capital city Maputo also having provincial status. The country is divided into two topographical regions by the Zambezi River, one of the largest rivers in Africa. Its coastline runs 2,700km from North to South, giving it a geographical advantage over its inland neighbours, namely, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Swaziland; who all make use of Mozambican ports as entry and exit points for international traffic.

Highlights

Mozambique is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa:

  • Second largest real GDP growth among non-oil exporting Sub-Saharan African countries; and
  • Global economic crisis had a low impact in Mozambique.
  • Political stability and multi-party constitutional democracy.
  • Part of Southern African Development Community (SADC).
  • High inflows in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) mainly from China, India and Brazil.
  • FDI in significant infrastructure and resources development projects.
  • Massive Energy (Coal, Gas, Hydro), base metals and rare earth deposits in Tete and Cabo Delgado Provinces being unlocked. The country’s ability to attract large investment projects in natural resources is expected to fuel continued high growth in coming years.

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