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As one of Africaâ's most vulnerable countries to climate change, Mozambique has had to reevaluate its climate change adaptation plans.1 Due to its location on the southeastern coast of the continent, the country experiences droughts, floods, and cyclones.2 Around 60% of the population lives in the coastal region, which means that 22 million people are affected by climate changes.3 The climate change also negatively impacts agricultural outputs, which the citizens rely heavily on for their employment and as a food source.4 Erosion is currently damaging the coastline of Mozambique, and could reduce the coastline by 500m in the near future.5

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1 http://cdkn.org/project/accelerating-climate-change-response-in-mozambique/
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 Ibid
5http://www.irinnews.org/report/84604/mozambique-climate-change-adaptation-can-t-wait
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Mozambique News

Wall Street Journal (subscription) 
The forensic audit of $2 billion of Mozambique debt sales has been delayed for the third time, highlighting the difficulty of untangling where the money went. Mozambique's attorney general said Thursday that delivery of the audit conducted by ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Mozambique's parliament ratified a law that provides state guarantees for previously hidden loans of two state-owned companies that sparked a debt crisis in ... See more..
News24 
Several Mozambican forest rangers have made their first arrest just minutes after arriving at a checkpoint near the northern port city of Pemba. See more..
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ReliefWeb 
Food availability and access improve significantly as harvest starts Key Messages April marks the beginning of a new consumption year with the arrival of the ... See more..
News Ghana 
Japanese government through its Agency for International Corporation signed on Friday in Maputo an agreement for funding the rehabilitation of 3 bridges in northern Mozambique. The agreement signed with the country's deputy minister of foreign affairs ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
The Mozambican Attorney-General's Office (PGR) on Thursday announced that the independent audit of the security-related companies Proindicus, Ematum ... See more..
Mmegi Online 
The Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) has joined hands with the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry in Mozambique to create a platform to explore business and investment opportunities in different sectors between the two countries. See more..
Travel Weekly 
Mozambique has made it possible for all international travelers to obtain a dual-entry visa on arrival at most border posts, including Maputo Airport, the Port of ... See more..
Reuters 
LONDON A report on three firms owned by the government of Mozambique that hid $2 billion in loans will be delayed by two weeks, the office of the country's attorney general said in a statement on Thursday. Publication of the report by multinational ... See more..
Music In Africa 
South African rapper Cassper Nyovest is set to share the stage with US hip hop sensation Future in Mozambique and Tanzania for the Castle Lite Unlocks ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania
Area

Total 799,380 sq km
Land 786,380 sq km
Water 13,000 sq km

Climate

tropical to subtropical
Natural Resources

coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite ;
Natural Hazards

severe droughts; devastating cyclones and floods in central and southern provinces
Current Environmental Issues

a long civil war and recurrent drought in the hinterlands have resulted in increased migration of the population to urban and coastal areas with adverse environmental consequences; desertification; pollution of surface and coastal waters; elephant poaching for ivory is a problem

Demographics

Nationality
Mozambican
Population
24,096,669 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

At independence in 1975, Mozambique was one of the world's poorest countries. Socialist mismanagement and a brutal civil war from 1977-92 exacerbated the situation. In 1987, the government embarked on a series of macroeconomic reforms designed to stabilize the economy. These steps, combined with donor assistance and with political stability since the multi-party elections in 1994, have led to dramatic improvements in the country's growth rate. Fiscal reforms, including the introduction of a value-added tax and reform of the customs service, have improved the government's revenue collection abilities. In spite of these gains, Mozambique remained dependent upon foreign assistance for ...See More 40% of its 2012 annual budget and over half the population remained below the poverty line. Subsistence agriculture continues to employ the vast majority of the country's work force and smallholder agricultural productivity and productivity growth is weak. A substantial trade imbalance persists although aluminum production from the Mozal smelter has significantly boosted export earnings in recent years. In 2012, The Mozambican government took over Portugal's last remaining share in the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectricity Company (HCB), a signficant contributor to the Southern African Power Pool. The government has plans to expand the Cahora Bassa Dam and build additional dams to increase its electricity exports and fulfill the needs of its burgeoning domestic industries. Mozambique's once substantial foreign debt has been reduced through forgiveness and rescheduling under the IMF's Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) and Enhanced HIPC initiatives, and is now at a manageable level. In July 2007, the US government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a $506.9 million Compact with Mozambique. Compact projects will end in September 2013 and are focusing on improving sanitation, roads, agriculture, and the business regulation environment in an effort to spur economic growth in the four northern provinces of the country. Citizens rioted in September 2010, after fuel, water, electricity, and bread price increases were announced. In an attempt to lessen the negative impact on people, the government implemented subsidies, decreased taxes and tariffs, and instituted other fiscal measures. Mozambique grew at an average annual rate of 6%-8% in the decade up to 2012, one of Africa's strongest performances. Mozambique's ability to attract large investment projects in natural resources is expected to fuel continued high growth in coming years. Revenues from these vast resources, including natural gas, coal, titanium and hydroelectric capacity, could overtake donor assistance within five years. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$26.69 billion (2012 est.); $24.83 billion (2011 est.); $23.13 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

0% of GDP (2012 est.); 5.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 4.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, cassava (tapioca), corn, coconuts, sisal, citrus and tropical fruits, potatoes, sunflowers; beef, poultry
Industries

aluminum, petroleum products, chemicals (fertilizer, soap, paints), textiles, cement, glass, asbestos, tobacco, food, beverages