ABSTRACT

Political unrest has been widespread in Mozambique, which has significantly impacted its migratory patterns. However, due to the country’s relative stability, increased global connectedness, economic prospects and accommodating migration policies, a phenomenal number of migrants have recently voluntarily or forcibly left their places of origin for Mozambique. Maintaining a satisfactory migration policy that could respond to all interests is a real challenge. Thus, this chapter seeks to reflect on the experience of migrants, based on the qualitative research conducted in the city of Maputo. The Mozambican government is still battling with the management of migrants who are daily crossing national and regional borders; there are also a growing number of refugees from the Great Lakes of Africa and a movement of Malawians into the country. Despite having a dismal economic reputation, the country is still attracting visitors, thanks to its welcoming immigration policy.