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.
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.”.
China-Mozambique friendship is growing stronger as they jointly fight against the pandemic ...Non-governmental public welfare funds, Chinese enterprises in Mozambique and overseas Chinese business people also lent a helping hand, donating money and materials to help the country control the pandemic ... The author is the Chinese ambassador to Mozambique.
Even as the French multinational firm Total stands accused of setting off a “climate bomb” with its construction of a natural gas project in Mozambique, the East AfricanCrude OilPipeline threatens to result in large-scale evictions and job losses in the region ...France has a military base off Mozambique’s coast on Mayotte island.
This is small money, but globally gaming is competing with Hollywood for star potential, money and influence ... Another board member, Rafieck Mohammed, says the league has received a lot of exposure in Africa with teams from Mauritius, Mozambique and Angola.
Mozambican troops are failing to recapture a port town from Islamist militants which is important for developing one of the largest natural gas reserves in Africa, as the country - three years into an Islamist insurgency - becomes yet another "resource-curse" state, writes Mozambique analyst Joseph Hanlon.
From marketing beer with pandemic lingo to giving money to governments, a report argues that corporate capture of COVID-19 is putting lives at risk ... In Uganda, the government praised Coca-Cola as a “long-standing partner in health causes” after it donated money and trucks to the health ministry.
It was Grechushkin who then ordered that the Rhosus make an unscheduled stop in Beirut on its way from Georgia to Mozambique, claiming he did not have enough money to pay for passage through the Suez Canal and so needed to pick up more cargo in Beirut destined for Jordan.