• Portuguese explorers set up mining enterprises and trading posts in present-day Mozambique.
  • Mozambique becomes a major slave-trading center.
  • The colonial economy thrives, attracting thousands of Portuguese settlers to Mozambique.
  • Mozambique becomes independent after a decade-long war of independence against the Portuguese.
  • A 16 year civil war that claimed the lives of 1 million Mozambicans comes to an end with the signing of a peace deal in Rome.
  • Brazil pledges to build a plant in Mozambique that will produce antiretroviral drugs for HIV-AIDS sufferers.
  • China's President Hu Jintao visits Mozambique and promises interest-free loans for agriculture, health, and education.
  • Mozambique receives a $500 million loan from the European Union and Danish and Dutch governments to link coal-mines in northern Moatize to the port of Nacala.

Sources:

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