On a tour of African countries ahead of a G8 Summit in Scotland in early July, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, was in Mozambique. He firstly visited an hospital in Mocuba district in the province of Zambezia, where a short ceremony took place of handing over of a list of medical equipment. He then visited the main Tâmega camp site for refugees and the site of Zambezi River Bridge, before meeting in the evening Armando Emilio Guebuza, President of Mozambique, in Maputo. Armando Emilio Guebuza welcomed the cancellation of all of its multilateral debt by the Group of Eight (G8). A 16-year civil war, which cost a million lives between 1976 and 1992, left much to do, in terms above all of education, health, employment and rebuilding infrastructure. Mozambique remains today one of the world's worst malaria zones.
Official visit of José Manuel Barroso to Mozambique