[tz] Mozambique officially uses LMT?

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Wed Aug 29 22:02:52 UTC 2018

On 2018-08-29 23:16:53 (+0200), Steve Allen wrote:
> I know that cell phones in Mozambique use what tzdb says.  I cannot 
> say what outlying villages and people without cell phones use, other 
> than that there is no such thing as precise timing of civil events and 
> transportation departures/arrivals as in most modern cultures.

Why spoil the fun with precision?  In many parts of the world, time is 
more like a lake than a river.
> So I cannot say for sure whether this is a mistake, an official doing 
> these calculations the way things used to work, or whether outlying 
> towns still set their clocks using a stick in the ground.  I have no 
> contacts to dive deeper into Mozambican government, so I wonder if 
> anyone else can find out more.

According to a contact in Maputo, Mozambique really is on UTC+2 all year 
round as recorded in the tzdb.

He points out that "there are a lot of clueless people in key positions" 
though.  Perhaps the official making the lunar eclipse calculations is 
one of them.

I have asked for more insights. :)


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Ministry of Information

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