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    9 September, 2009
Illiteracy to drop by 30 per cent by 2012
 

The National Director of literacy and adult education Ernesto Muianga has announced that the illiteracy rate, currently running at 51.9 per cent, is to drop to 30 per cent by 2012.

In 2003, it was estimated that 60 per cent of the Mozambican population could not read or write. However, the Ministry of Education and Culture estimates that by the end of this year the illiteracy rate will be 43 per cent.

Reducing the illiteracy rate to below half of their population in every country is a goal established by the United Nations in its Literacy Decade in 2003, and Muianga says that Mozambique is in a position to meet this goal.

 
 
  2 December, 2019  
 
AIDS related deaths fell 20 percent over five years
 
President Filipe Nyusi declared on 1 December in the northern city of Nampula that the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS in Mozambique fell by 20 per cent between 2014 and 2018.

 
  18 November, 2019  
 
President addresses Catholic Bishops
 
President Filipe Nyusi on 16 November challenged the Catholic Church to continue its commitment to achieving the social well-being of Mozambicans and indicated that dialogue should be one of the paths chosen.

 
  17 November, 2019  
 
New water system for Gorongosa inaugurated
 
More than 30,000 people will benefit from clean drinking water in Gorongosa town, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, thanks to a new water supply system that President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated on 15 November.

 


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