Between the 1st and 5th centuries AD, Bantu-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.
At the time of the song's release, the titular country of Mozambique had just emerged from a ten-year insurgency war against Portugal which led to Mozambique's independence. As a result, some left wing supporters wanted to see the song as lending support to the newly independent country. However, the lyrics of the song don't support such an interpretation, being slight and treating the country as merely a place for a romantic getaway in the sun, apart from a fleeting reference to "people living free". This angered some of Dylan's fans. Music critic Paul Williams suggests that "Mozambique" may have had its genesis in Dylan's desire to write a song about Marseilles.
The melody received more praise than the lyrics. Robert Shelton describes the tune as "playful." Authors Oliver Trager and John Nogowski both describe the melody as "great" and particularly praise the violin playing of Scarlet Rivera.
The difference between the amount of money that developing countries, such as Mozambique, need and what they get from developed countries begins to highlight some of the problems related to financing responses to climate change ... from this money is inadequate or missing altogether.
... over 25 years to Mozambique ... According to a recent study, roughly USD 600 million to USD 800 million worth of heroin is trafficked through northern Mozambique, with several high-level members of the Frelimo party reportedly taking money from the syndicate, reported The Hill.
One morning earlier this month, friends Bakar, 13, Momad, 17, and Abdala, 15, were selling bananas and pieces of brightly-coloured material known as capulana at the main market in Mocimboa da Praia – a busy port town on Mozambique’s northern coast – as they often did to earn some money before heading to school in the afternoon.
In the UK, Friends of the Earth has applied for a judicial review of the UK decision to provide about US$1 billion of taxpayer money to support development of the Temane LNG plant in Mozambique... However, campaigners say the amount of government money available for the fossil fuel industry still dwarfs that for clean energy.
The recent insurgent raid on the Mozambican town of Palma made global headlines because foreigners were killed and because the Islamic State group said it was behind it, leading to sharp divisions as to how Mozambique's four-year-old conflict should be interpreted, writes analyst Dr Joseph Hanlon... More about the conflict in Mozambique..
The SADCDoubleTroika Communiqué that announced the approval of SADC intervention in Mozambique was already out ... Is he coming to order the BDF to go and fight a war on terror in Mozambique? ... “The countries of SADC are pledging support to Mozambique, material, military, logistical and others.
In hindsight, Will Staples realizes he’s always been a writer ... He wasn’t a writer; he just liked to write ... Through his travels, Staples learned about money laundering in South Africa, visited poaching villages in Mozambique, and went to a genetics laboratory in Pretoria, where DNA profiling and a DNA database are used to protect endangered animals.
By Didier Lauras – From the arid expanses of the Sahel into the Sinai Peninsula and now Mozambique, Africa is proving fertile ground for jihadist groups looking to bolster their notoriety by ... In Mozambique, for example, “IS is not necessarily supplying weapons or money.
Mozambique's claims against shipbuilder Privinvest, at the centre of a $2bn debt scandal, fall under an ongoing arbitration process, Britain's appeals court found on Thursday, in a blow to Mozambique's efforts to remove its liability for part of the money.
But a lot of south-south cooperation is not money but time. Brazil’s health officials go to Mozambique... And the current aid model means not enough money goes to local and national responders, said Harpinder Collacott, executive director of Development Initiatives ... We saw incredible use of mobile money.
The policy prohibits overseas NGOs that receive US funding from using money sourced elsewhere to undertake any work related to abortion ... Organisations receiving PEPFAR (President’s emergency plan for aids relief) money for HIV work in South Africa, Eswatini, Kenya and Mozambique changes to and the closure of some programmes.
The assault demonstrated the growing boldness and ability of the IS Central AfricaProvince, which is based in Mozambique with ambitions to establish itself across the region ... The capabilities of the Mozambique terrorists has risen sharply ... "The terrorists are sent money, which buys their loyalty and leads to a spike in regional violence.”.