14th July, 2021 Geography
- The European Union has approved a Military Training Mission in Mozambique to support armed forces there to protect the civilian population.
- It aims to train and support the military in restoring security to northern Cabo Delgado, which has been plagued by extreme violence amid Jihadist attacks since 2017.
- Mozambique borders Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Eswatini.
- Its long Indian Ocean coastline of 2,500 kilometers faces east to Madagascar.
- The country is divided into two topographical regions by the Zambezi River.
- The country has four notable lakes: Lake Niassa (or Malawi), Lake Chiuta, Lake Cahora Bassa and Lake Shirwa, all in the north.
- Mozambique is rich in natural resources, is biologically and culturally diverse, and has a tropical climate.
- Cabo Delgado is the northernmost province of Mozambique.
- Apart from bordering Tanzania, it borders the provinces of Nampula and Niassa.
- The region is an ethnic stronghold of the Makonde tribe, with the Makua and Mwani as leading ethnic minorities.