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.
... range of local private sector stakeholders Substantial experience in and knowledge of Mozambique's health sector strongly preferred Portuguese language skills strongly preferred Able to travel to Mozambique in late 2021, contingent on status of Mozambique's international border.
The role will be mainly based in Maputo, Mozambique but includes regular travel to the country provinces. The Technical Specialist will report to the Head of Programmes, GAIN Mozambique ... Applicants should possess a broad knowledge of the nutrition-food security nexus, public health and community development relative to Mozambique.
In early 2019, following the 2015–2016 severe drought, the provinces of Sofala and Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, were hit by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth, respectively ... The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic added a new challenge to this already critical scenario, serving as a real test for Mozambique’s public health preparedness.
Other emerging concerns are the sensational media reporting, creating fear and panic, and hastily implemented public health measures to achieve social distancing that cause stigmatization, and greatly reduce access to essential health services and basic food necessities for the poorest and most vulnerable populations ...Mozambique.
Hubs of Hope are to be constructed across NorthernMozambique... The Hubs are places from which the fight against leprosy, a deeply feared disease in Mozambique, is led ... The campaign seeks to bring health, hope and opportunity to the people of Mozambique ... Hubs of Hope across northern Mozambique will increase the fight against leprosy.
Effective approaches to reach marginalised groups, which have been used in various parts of the world, include outreach efforts to target such groups, integrating birth registration with health services, and integrating birth registration with safety net (cash transfer) programmes.