News & Events

Upcoming Elections and Return of RENAMO Opposition Leader Afonso Dhlakama

Mozambique will hold nationwide elections on October 15.  All U.S. citizens are reminded to take necessary security precautions and be aware of the potential for large gatherings and disruptions of local transportation and other services.  While there are no specific indications that this year’s campaign will become violent, past elections have witnessed localized violence. Opposition ... Read More»

Continuing Violence in Sofala Province

Due to continued violence in the region – to include attacks along key roadways and near populated areas – the U.S. Embassy in Maputo reiterates its standing guidance that U.S. citizens in the area strongly consider their need for any ground travel in or through Sofala Province.  U.S. government personnel require advance approval for such ... Read More»

Voting in 2014

Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters.  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. ... Read More»

Peaceful March in Support of the Government

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that a peaceful march is scheduled to take place on January 18 in support of President Guebuza and the Government of Mozambique. Participants will gather at the Eduardo Mondlane Statue (at the intersection of Avenida Eduardo Mondlane and Avenida da Tanzania) around 8:00 a.m. Participants will then walk along ... Read More»