you just quoted a post where I indicate that they are cheap and widely available.Because they are cheap and reliable hunks of metal. Seriously. Do you not know firearms?
That likely has more to do with the fact it was seen as the gun of the "revolution" and the Mozambique Liberation Front's ties to the soviets. Also during my travels in india Gun crime seemed rather scarce outside of areas with insurgent activity. And what crime there was certainly didn't involve Ak's. The same with Thailand, Bhutan, and Sri LankaThe damn gun is on the national flag of Mozambique. Basically if you visit any 3rd world nation you will find an ak47. They are like shotguns in the United States.