Afric A Nation Continent With Constant Wars And Famine Essay
839 Words Jul 31st, 2016 4 Pages
The history of Mozambique is a troubled one. For the first five hundred years of inception Mozambique was an imperial colony of the Portuguese empire. After official borders were drawn in the scramble of Africa the Portuguese regime held an iron grip for the next one hundred years. The reason why the Portuguese held on two this stretch of coastline for so long was because Mozambique has rich mining potential as well as geo-strategic significance. Mozambique acts as a gateway into Africa and part of the trade routes between Europe and Asia.
The 1960s were a time change across the continent of Africa the people were fed up with taking orders from people that do not respect them. The people began to rise up on the oppressors and fought for independence. The war was so terrible that it took a major toll on economic…