The only place in the world where the East German flag still flies is on the streets of Maputo.
Mohamed Bachir Suleman is beginning to feel the consequences being on the US Treasury Department's list of drug barons, the so-called Kingpin Act.
After years of treating Mozambique as a special case due to its war-torn past, donors are beginning to require accountability from the government.
A prominent Mozambican businessman has been placed on a US list of global narcotics traffickers.
Efforts to demine Mozambique have dragged on for years, but a recent cash injection means it may be free of old explosives by 2014.
The year-long crisis has isolated the island state and left its economy in a shambles, reports Henrik Lomholt Rasmussen.
Mozambique's ruling party has taken more than two-thirds of the seats in parliament since 1975, writes Henrik Lomholt Rasmussen.
Support for Frelimo, Mozambique's ruling party since independence in 1975, was the issue when about 9,5-million voters went to the polls on Wednesday.
Mozambique may be poised for elections, but democracy in the country is wasting away, says a political scientist at Eduardo Mondlane University.