Africa > East Africa > Mozambique > Maputo City
Key Facts

Government  •  Municipal Council President David Simango
Area  • Total 346 km2 (134 sq mi)
Population (2007)  • Total1,766,184
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
Area Code & Prefix  (+258) 21-XX-XX-XX

  • Climate change laws around the world


    There has been a 20-fold increase in the number of global climate change laws since 1997, according to the most comprehensive database of relevant policy and legislation.

    The database, produced by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Sabin Center on Climate Change Law, includes more than 1,200 relevant policies across 164 countries, which account for 95% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Mozambique banking sector attracts the attention of major international banks


    The Mozambique banking sector, which has high increase and good business prospects arising from foreign investment in exploration of natural resources, is attracting the attention of major international banks, according to Eaglestone Securities.

  • Hydropower projects in Mozambique attract Chinese groups Three Gorges and State Grid


    Mozambique is a target country in the internationalisation of China Three Gorges and China National Grid and two major hydroelectric projects that are being launched are of interest to these Chinese groups and their Portuguese subsidiaries.

    Paul Muxanga, chairman of the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Dam (HCB), said recently that the long-awaited construction of the northern plant of the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric facility should be initiated any minute at this time, a project which, according to the Portuguese financial daily Diário Económico, is “in the sights” of the two Chinese groups.

  • Mozambique to 2018 - Managers, Mediators and Magnates


    Mozambique's ambitious new executive must find ways to bridge a set of gaps: between the core and the periphery; between political parties - established and new; and between the interests of business and the stark fact that Mozambique remains extremely poor, according to a new statement.

    Recent political developments in Mozambique mark the beginning of an significant era. The party of government, the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), is clearly anxious to back the newly elected chief of national, Filipe Nyusi, who - following an initial tussle with his predecessor - is apparently keen to open a different style of dialogue with his rivals both part the country's opposition parties and within FRELIMO itself. This apparent political maturing comes at a time at the same time as the prospect of significant economic transition is gaining ground.

  • China’s business in Portuguese-speaking countries continues to increase


    The re-opening of the Benguela railway in 2014 will remain as China’s flagship project in Angola, but as well as a symbol of a year in which the relationship between China and Portuguese-speaking nations continued to increase.

    Chinese ties with Angola, Mozambique and Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) involve Macau and Portugal, which in 2014 saw Chinese investment in the country rise to 10 billion euros, with several new deals expected in 2015, this time in the financial sector.

  • China proposes 3-year action plan in Macau


    Economic and trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking nations will be deepened, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang guaranteed on Tuesday in Macau, announcing an eight-point plan with specific measures to be implemented between 2014 and 2016.

    In the opening speech of the fourth Ministerial Conference of Forum Macau, Wang said that the initial of those measures would be the Chinese government’s granting of subsidised loans worth 1.8 billion yuan (US$293 million) to the Portuguese-speaking African and Asian Forum member nations.

  • Former president Joaquim Chissano discusses the attitude of Renamo


    Mozambique’s ex-president Joaquim Chissano talks to PM Communications about the country’s major achievements as it completes its 40th anniversary of independence. He takes the luck to criticize the attitude of Renamo – the major opposition party – as it threatens to return to war for not recognizing the victory of Frelimo in the last elections.

  • Rosário Mualeia Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mozambique's Ports and Railways


    The consensus reached between Mozambique’s public and private sectors is a shared vision to utilise the recently found natural resources to invest in its social infrastructure, as well as its physical infrastructure such as ports and railroads. What is your opinion on this new path Mozambique is following and what is the role of CFM to turn the development plans into a reality?

  • Alberto Clementino A. Vaquina, Prime Minister of Mozambique

    Alberto Clementino A. Vaquina, Prime Minister of Mozambique, speaks to Upper Reach about the opportunities that abound in the country outside its minerals industry, with the government regarding the private sector as “a partner for development and not as a rival” as it strives to create a new entrepreneurial class that will serve as a key tool in reducing poverty and increasing prosperity.
  • Victor Borges Mozambican Minister of Fisheries


    The last decade has molded an outstanding economic context for Africa, in which Mozambique is a prominent player part amount nations. The General Peace Agreement provided a consolidated base to overcome challenges and further advance the economy and society. With the discovery of natural resources, we are seeing an even additional promising next in the long term. As one of the key ministers of the country, what is your assessment of the last 20 years and what lessons has the country learned to take each right step someday?