Mozambique become a major slave-trading center
Portugal outlaws slave trade from Mozambique, but secret trades continue for decades
Portugal and Britain define Mozambique's western and southern borders
Capital of Mozambique is named Lourenco Marques
Portugal breaks up trading companies and imposes direct rule over country
Portugal and Frelimo sign Lusaka Accord; traditional government is established
Mozambique becomes independent. Frelimo rules under single-party system with leader Samora Machel as President
Capital of Mozambique is re-named Maputo
President Machel is killed in an air crash. Joaquin Chissano becomes President
President Chissano and Renamo leader Afonso Dhaklama sign peace deal in Rome.
Mozambique becomes Commonwealth member.
Devastating flood sweeps through south of country. Tens of thousands are forced to flee leaving a trail of destruction.
Brazil promises to build plant in Mozambique to produce anti-retro viral drugs for HIV and Aids sufferers
The World Bank cancels most of Mozambique's debt under a plan promoted by the G8 nations
Portugal gives up it's remaining stake in the Cahora Bassa hydro-electric scheme, ending a long - running dispute