Mozambique was gradually colonised by the Portuguese since 1505 but gained its independence in 1975 to become the People”s Republic of Mozambique. However the country entered civil was in 1977 until 1992. Mati a is the capital vitu.
Its main trading partner is South Africa. Mozambique is rich in naturel resources and that includes offshore gas and coal.
It has an extensive coastline on the Indian Ocean and is separated from Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel.