Mozambique

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#41
7

Summary

Mozambique ranked 41st in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose seven places from 2017’s ranking. For the third consecutive year, Mozambique has risen in the rankings. Owing to a ceasefire in late 2016, there has been a decline in direct armed clashes between government forces and the former rebel group, now opposition party, Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO). Yet no… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0009
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance5.4
Rise of factionalized elites6.6
Voice and Accountability-0.394
Political Stability-1.049
Rule of Law-1.018
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL10.845

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Mozambique ranked 41st in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose seven places from 2017’s ranking.

For the third consecutive year, Mozambique has risen in the rankings. Owing to a ceasefire in late 2016, there has been a decline in direct armed clashes between government forces and the former rebel group, now opposition party, Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO). Yet no peace agreement was reached by the end of the year, and periodic violence between security personnel and RENAMO-linked armed groups has continued. More than 60 people were killed and thousands more uprooted in the face of attacks, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, and property destruction. People with albinism, comprising an estimated 30,000, also continue to be targeted. An economic crisis is accentuating political divisions and grievances in the country.