Monday, 26 August 2013

Mozambique 2013 - A - Beira

Mozambique – a country with 24 million inhabitants. It gained its independence from Portugal in l975, but just after this a Civil War devastated the country, from l977 to 1992. Now it is a Republic. The only official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, which is spoken mostly as a second language by about half of the population beside native languages. The largest religion in Mozambique is Christianity (Catholicism), with significant minorities following Islam and African traditional religions.(Google)

I flew from Cape Town to Johannesburg and then to Beira on 29 July 2013.

Mr. Micas, the driver of Project Kuwangisana, and one of the TEE (Theological Education by Extension) students, Mateus, met me at the airport and they took me to the Hotel Moçambique.

Beira is the second largest city in Mozambique, after the capital Maputo. It lies in the central region of the country in Sofala Province.

Beira seems to be a nice city viewed from the 9th floor of the hotel,

with several sky scrapers, a nice club with pool,

having the Indian Ocean as frame.

But when you walk on the streets, trash lays all over, and the traffic is chaotic.

The port brings lots of development to the city.

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