by Tanya Mulroy

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In 1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama became the first European to set foot on the shores of Mozambique. By the next century, this region along the southeastern edge of Africa had become a colony of Portugal. For almost 500 years the region remained under Portuguese rule, until years of armed conflict and struggle brought independence in 1975. The warfare did not end, however, as the brutal civil war that followed lasted until the early 1990s. Although peace has come to Mozambique, its people continue to face many challenges, including severe droughts and devastating cyclones. However, the fledgling democracy has made economic progress. Today, the government is working to alleviate poverty and increase the standard of living for the people of Mozambique.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422294239
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Evolution of Africa's Major Nations Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 88
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Robert I. Rotberg 6

An Undeveloped Gem 11

The Hard Road to Independence 23

A New Democracy 39

A Struggling Economy 45

A Traditional Way of Life 55

Diverse Communities 67

A Calendar of Mozambican Festivals 74

Recipes 76

Glossary 78

Project and Report Ideas 80

Chronology 82

Further Reading/Internet Resources 84

For More Information 85

Index 86

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