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Mozambique’s women entrepreneurs gather for the country’s final Lioness Lean In event of the year in Maputo

What a year, and what a final gathering in Maputo, as around 100 women entrepreneurs got together for the last Lioness Lean In event in the country for 2018. On a blustery, rather chilly morning outside, the atmosphere was much warmer and more inspirational inside the Standard Bank Incubadora, once again the host venue for the event.

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Fun facts about Mozambique

Mozambique is a unique African destination offering beautiful beaches, wild game reserves, diving escapes, swimming with dolphins, city breaks and more. Many people head straight to the beaches, forgetting that the country is brimming with kind local people, fresh markets, rich historical architecture rich historical architecture and a past that included slavery, spice trading and the export of homegrown nuts and cotton.

Mozambique is mainly a savanna plateau drained by the mighty Limpopo and Zambezi Rivers and the warm tropical climate is conducive to plenty of rain and flooding which has displaced thousands of people in the past who live in simple villages along the coast and in the river valleys

Mozambique became independent in 1975 and the country was devastated by war, also enduring almost 500 years of Portuguese rule. Thereafter there was plenty of fighting against white rule in Rhodesia and South Africa, and between the government and right-wing guerrillas. 

. aluminium, cashew nuts, cotton and sugar.

. The country stretches some 309 496 square miles with more than 22 million people living there.

. Portuguese, spoken by 50.3% of the population. More than half the population is Christian, nearly 20% is Islam, 10% is animism and some 20% of the population do not have religious beliefs.

. Mozambique borders:
Ressano Garcia to South Africa – 120 kms from Maputo
Namaacha to Swaziland – 80 kms from Maputo
Machipanga to Zimbabwe – Beira via Mutare
Nyamponda to Zimbabwe – Tete to Harare
Chanida to Zambia

Source: Mozambique Travel

Mozambique’s women entrepreneurs share, inspire and connect at the latest Lioness Lean In event in Maputo

On the morning of Thursday 20 September, women entrepreneurs from across Maputo gathered together at the Standard Bank Business Incubator for latest of the popular Lioness Lean In networking events in the country. And what an occasion it proved to be, with the biggest turnout yet!

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Here Are Some 8 Interesting Facts About Mozambique You May Not Know

A fantasy come to life for marine enthusiasts, Mozambique, has a thousand kilometer long coastline of the Indian Ocean. The long beach contrasts wonderfully with the equally stunning 2, 436 meter height of Binga Peak. This county’s attraction also includes national parks that are filled with wildlife that can only ever be found in Africa. In addition, nature lovers are sure to be happy with their Niassa Reserve consisting of forests, wetlands, and the Meculas Mountain. The African lifestyle is very much alive and the local market offers variety handmade souvenirs that symbolize their culture. Water activities, especially diving, and safari tours should never be missed when visiting this country.

1. Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

2. Country’s economy is based largely on agriculture, but industry, mainly food and beverages, chemical manufacturing, aluminium and petroleum production, is growing.

3. Since 2001, Mozambique’s annual average GDP growth has been among the world’s highest.

4. The country is drained by five principal rivers and several smaller ones with the largest and most important the Zambezi.

5. The largest island in the archipelago, Bazaruto Island is about 23 miles (37km) long and four miles (7km) wide, surrounded by magnificent stretches of white sand. Enormous sand dunes comprise the eastern strip, while the interior contains large freshwater lakes frequented by a wide variety of water birds such as flamingos, and is inhabited by crocodiles.

6. Benguerra is the second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, less than half a mile (1km) south of Bazaruto and like its neighbour, has stunning beaches, large sand dunes and freshwater lakes. Its forest and wetland areas attract a huge variety of birds and animals, while its surrounding reefs offer some of the best diving and snorkelling opportunities on the African continent.

7. Some of the richest coral reefs are in Mozambique. There are over 1,200 species of fish that have been identified in the coastal waters of Mozambique.

8. Maputo in Mozambique is known as the City of Acacias in reference to acacia trees commonly found along its avenues.

Source: Facts King