I am reading an excellent book about the making of modern Mozambique entitled A Complicated War: The Harrowing of Mozambique by William Finnegan.
I hate to say it, but I was incredibly ignorant about the politics, economics, or even geography of Southern Africa. This book presented a clear examination of the problems since independence (Mozambique was a Portuguese colony until 1975 and has been fighting a pseudo-civil war ever since). It is well worth a look.
On a personal level, my wife and I sponsor a child through the Save the Children organization and we received a letter today informing us that our sponsor child, Carla Huangane from a rural area of Mozambique, had moved outside the area that Save the Children could attend to her and so our sponsorship has finished. It made me a little sad to say the least; however, I will be receiving another sponsor child in the area quite soon. Best of luck Carla.