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 East, South and Central Africa flooding is the most prevalent disaster. Cyclone Idai, the worst natural disaster to hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in two decades, caused unprecedented devastation to communities. Six weeks later Mozambique was pummelled by Cyclone Kenneth... Climate-related health crises are a concern for the whole world.
“I think if I was a typical person” — a person without a background in mental health — “I would have immediately gone into denial,” he said ... In 2022, for the first time in decades, poliovirus was also detected in Israel, Malawi, Mozambique, and the U.K., alarming public health officials and spurring calls for vaccination campaigns.
Messaging that connects climate and health might help revive the goals set in the Paris Agreement...A day before the most recent UN Climate ChangeConference (COP27) began, a group of global experts convened by The Lancet published a report about the adverse health effects of climate change ... Human health is at the mercy of fossil fuels.
Government officials celebrated Anadarko Petroleum’s discovery, declaring that revenues from the extracted fuel would help transform Mozambique, one of the world’s poorest countries, into a middle-income nation with robust health care and education ... The report also identified significant wind capacity in Mozambique, Nigeria, and other countries.
The WorldHealthOrganization (WHO) indicates that the African region has the highest prevalence of hypertension at 27%,ii demonstrating the need for prevention and management interventions ...HHA contributes to strengthening health systems by working in partnership with local ...
4 (Xinhua) -- Climate change is dramatically affecting vulnerable people across the globe, particularly those who live in conflict situations or do not have sufficient access to basic health care, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned on Friday ... The climate crisis is also worsening health and humanitarian crises, it added.
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“One issue in my country is (that) health care is not the best,” he said ... In that capacity, Sibinde said, he wants to track and research malaria, an illness he once fell victim to and which the WorldHealthOrganization said accounts for 29% of all deaths in Mozambique and 42% of the deaths of children under the age of 5.