Mozambique rises from the ashes

An article on Mozambique by Sue Watts in Telegraph Travel.

Today, Mozambique celebrates its 40th anniversary of independence from Portuguese colonial rule. With 1,550 miles of spectacular Indian Ocean coastline and national parks bounding back to life, this beautiful country is also celebrating a renewed vitality and confidence following a bumpy ride as a fledgling independent nation.


Economic mismanagement and a bitter 16-year civil war that ended in 1992 marred the country’s early days. But today, Mozambique is emerging as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. A booming business travel trade has been fuelled by investments in the oil and gas industries, and a new-found optimism is spreading through the tourism sector...