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.
Updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) came down in a Friday news dump before the weekend ... It’s not shocking, but it’s still disappointing ... If the goal is truly to save the most lives, then put your money where your mouth is, Karen. Make a donation to send a box of Moderna vials over to Mozambique ... .
The Exiled dissidents also protested to draw the international body's attention to terror financing, money laundering and financial corruption Pakistan is engaged in ... With anti-France sentiments growing in Pakistan, these active money laundering networks may be used by terror groups in Pakistan to facilitate terror activities in France.
Mozambique's mobile firm Vodacom which oversees the money transfer platform, M-Pesa, says it blocks around 2,500 numbers a month linked to fraud ... fraudulent mobile money transactions, according to Vodacom.
In a bid to earn easy money, two foreign nationals — one from Mozambique and another from Afghanistan — began cheating US citizens, luring them with payday loans and later telling them to scan a QR code with which the accused withdrew money from the Americans’ accounts.
Having failed to act to prevent the insurgency escalating, SADC and Mozambique are now in the difficult position of having to react after extensive damage has already been done ...Offshore gas finds offered major promise for Mozambique ... To succeed, SADCS's intervention in Mozambique will require extensive investment in time, human resources and money.
Ramaphosa insisted that the ANC is up and ready, kicking and strong ... He said the 30 farmers have been working the land using their own money to produce tobacco, cotton and vegetables, and even exporting to Mozambique and France as well as supplying fresh produce markets in Gauteng. ”These are not emerging farmers, they are real, serious farmers.
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.