Mozambique 2020

In 2020, The Business Year returned to cover the economy of Mozambique, in partnership with the Agency for Promotion of Investments and Exports (APIEX), after a four-year hiatus. Since 2016, the country has been coping with a series of difficulties, including a hidden debt scandal, local currency depreciation and an ensuing financial crisis, delays in gas projects, the beginning of an Islamist insurgency, two destructive cyclones, and the impact of COVID-19, all of which have kept Mozambique off the radar of international investors. While attention has temporarily worn off, all the conditions that made once Mozambique a “donor darling" and one of the most rapidly growing countries in the world are still present.

This 144-page publication aims to provide a platform for the country's decision makers at a time of global uncertainty and act as a guide for investors looking seriously at the African economy. It covers finance, energy, mining, industry, IT and telecoms, transport and logistics, construction, real estate, agro industry, health, education, and tourism. It also features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Rui Barros, CEO, Absa Bank Mozambique
  • Ronan Bescond, Mozambique Vice President & Country Manager, Total
  • Mohamad-Ali Ahmad, Managing Director, Premier Group
  • Jerry Mobbs, CEO, Vodacom Moçambique
  • Armindo José Munguambe, CEO, Fund for Housing Development (FFH)
  • Carmelita Rita Namashulua, Minister of Education and Human Development

The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Cabo Delgado insurgency
  • COVID-19
  • Private green energy initiatives
  • Financial inclusion
  • ENI Floating LNG Platform
  • Heavy mineral sands
  • Breweries
  • Internet access
  • Nacala Port
  • Agriculture sector reform
  • Capulana masks
  • Scuba diving tourism