ARTICLES RELATING TO FRELIMO

Dhlakama says stop shooting - before vote

2014-07-11 05:00

Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama has hinted his party would take part in October elections without signing a full accord with the government if there is a halt to fighting.

Moz's Dhlakama campaigns from bush hide-out

2014-06-24 13:49

Mozambican opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama will launch his presidential election campaign by telephone from his remote mountain hideout, his spokesperson says.

Moz's Renamo leader says to run for president

2014-05-23 13:53

Mozambique’s Renamo opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama says he intends to run as a candidate in a 15 October presidential election.

Mozambique extends voter registration

2014-04-29 22:09

Mozambique has announced a last-minute extension of voter registration for presidential polls after opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama missed the deadline amid new clashes between his rebels and the army.

Foreign observers to monitor Mozambique talks

2014-03-18 21:10

Mozambique's government has accepted a demand by the opposition Renamo for foreign observers to monitor talks aimed at ending clashes that have destabilised the country.

Frelimo, Renamo see need for peace

2014-03-03 21:16

The Mozambican government and the main opposition agree on the need to end fighting.

Moz's ruling party meets to pick next leader

2014-02-28 07:48

Mozambique’s ruling party has gathered to pick a new leader, likely the country’s next president, amid signs incumbent Armando Guebuza may struggle to impose his candidate of choice.

Moz makes election reforms to end violence

2014-02-22 16:24

Mozambican lawmakers have voted to reform the body that will oversee upcoming presidential elections, in a bid to end violent skirmishes with a revived rebel movement that have destabilised the country.

Talks to end Mozambique skirmishes resume

2014-01-28 05:30

Mozambique's Frelimo-led government and the main opposition party, Renamo, have resumed stalled talks, amid deepening military tensions between the two sides.

10 killed in Mozambique unrest

2013-12-05 08:49

Mozambique's government says Renamo rebels have killed 10 people during six weeks of unrest, and warned that the military may soon go on the offensive.

Mozambique police break up protest

2013-11-22 19:04

Mozambique's opposition party has accused the police of using teargas to disperse its supporters in the central Gorongosa region.

Mozambique set to vote amid political violence

2013-11-20 08:55

Mozambicans are set to cast their ballots in local elections amid concerns that an upsurge in political violence will mar voting.

Clashes stoke tension ahead of Moz polls

2013-11-18 07:46

Clashes in Mozambique’s largest city of Beira between rival party supporters and riot police have injured more than 20 people and stoked tension ahead of local elections this week.

Zim 'beefs up security along border with Moz'

2013-11-08 12:39

Zimbabwe has reportedly beefed up security along its borders with Mozambique amid fears clashes between former rebel group Renamo and President Armando Guebuza's government might escalate into a civil war.

Moz: Renamo says offices attacked by army

2013-11-01 14:02

Mozambique's opposition Renamo has accused government forces of attacking its headquarters in the central city of Beira, after a spate of clashes between the former rebel movement and the military.

Thousands march in Mozambique

2013-10-31 20:08

Tens of thousands of Mozambicans have marched in the capital Maputo and two other cities to protest against the threat of armed conflict in the country.

Mozambique forces take 2nd Renamo base

2013-10-29 21:55

Mozambique troops have seized a second military base of the former Renamo rebels, as tit-for-tat attacks raise concerns of renewed conflict.

Mozambique violence: US urges dialogue

2013-10-23 08:48

The US has urged Mozambique’s government and the Renamo opposition movement to "move back from the brink" and take steps to quell an escalation in tensions in that country.

Moz's Renamo 'scattered and ready to attack'

2013-10-22 12:47

A spokesperson for Renamo in Mozambique has hinted that "guerrillas are scattered and will attack without taking any orders" after the rebel group declared the end of a peace deal signed 21 years ago.

Concern as tensions flare up in Mozambique

2013-10-22 09:00

Portugal has voiced its concern over mounting tensions in its former colony Mozambique after opposition Renamo declared the end of a 1992 peace deal following government’s attack on its base.

Mozambique troops surround Renamo base

2013-10-21 17:24

Mozambique government troops have surrounded the base housing the opposition leader after violent clashes in the area.

Moz plans for vote despite boycott threat

2013-08-20 15:17

Mozambique government says it will proceed with elections despite boycott threat by opposition.

Renamo claim 'killed 36 security officers'

2013-08-13 20:37

Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo has claimed its fighters killed 36 soldiers and police in a fresh outbreak of violence at the weekend between the government and its former civil war foes.

Three Mozambique highway robbers arrested

2013-07-09 21:52

Mozambique security forces have detained three soldiers for ambushing and robbing foreign travellers on a main highway.

Renamo leader ready for talks

2013-07-04 07:19

Mozambique's former rebel commander says he is prepared to leave his bush camp for talks with the government after strained relations boiled over into deadly violence this year.

 

Renamo spokesperson arrested

2014-07-07 18:46

Mozambican police have arrested a spokesperson for Renamo, the rebel movement turned political party, in a new setback to ongoing reconciliation talks.

Mozambique's Renamo warns of bloodshed

2014-05-28 18:54

Mozambican opposition party Renamo has warned that the country risked even greater military conflict if government troops advanced any closer to their mountain hideout.

Mozambique's Dhlakama registers to vote

2014-05-09 07:44

Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama has registered to vote in the next presidential election, a pre-requite step to contest the October polls.

Moz rebels inch toward deal on joining army

2014-04-18 10:03

Mozambican rebel group Renamo says it has reached an understanding with the govt to integrate its fighters into the national army and police.

4 Moz cops killed by suspected ex-rebels

2014-03-04 17:06

Suspected members of Mozambique's ex-rebel movement turned opposition Renamo killed four policemen and wounded five others at the weekend, a report says.

Frelimo picks presidential candidate

2014-03-02 09:29

Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party picked Filipe Nyussi as its presidential candidate ahead of October polls.

Mozambique: 2 000 civilians flee across border

2014-02-27 19:31

Media in Mozambique say about 2 000 people have fled into Malawi because of reports that gunmen from a former rebel movement were operating in the province.

Mugabe parties as Zimbabwe struggles

2014-02-20 11:08

A rights group has reportedly criticised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s planned lavish 90th birthday celebrations set to be attended by liberation movements from the SADC region.

Mozambique clash leaves at least 2 dead

2014-01-08 07:47

At least two gunmen linked to Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo have been killed in an exchange of fire with government forces in the small town of Pembe.

Moz police fire tear gas at anti-conscription protest

2013-11-27 22:37

Police have fired tear gas to disperse youths rioting in Mozambique after reports of forced conscription as the military battles a revived rebel group.

Mozambique votes peacefully amid tension

2013-11-21 10:07

Mozambicans have voted in largely peaceful municipal elections amid tension and sporadic violence in past months between the government and the main opposition group, which boycotted the polls.

Clashes in Mozambique injure 50

2013-11-18 18:38

Almost 50 people have been injured during clashes between supporters of Mozambique's ruling party and the opposition.

Zuma slams Mozambique's Renamo - report

2013-11-08 22:28

President Jacob Zuma has criticised Mozambican ex-rebel group Renamo for spurning President Armando Guebuza's invite for face-to-face peace talks to end skirmishes currently rocking the country.

Mozambique: 4 soldiers killed in road attacks

2013-11-06 14:00

Mozambique's state media says opposition fighters have killed four soldiers in two separate attacks amid escalating violence in the central part of the country.

Mozambicans demand peace, security

2013-11-01 10:11

Mozambicans have demanded peace and security from their government amid the threat of armed conflict in the country and a spate of kidnappings by criminal gangs.

Moz not going back to war, says president

2013-10-31 07:55

Mozambique's president has insisted that violent clashes with armed rebels do not spell a slide back to brutal civil war, stressing the nation remains a safe bet for investors.

Renamo 'a spent force of ageing fighters'

2013-10-24 08:04

Mozambique’s ex-rebellion is too weak to force a new civil war and its recent return to arms is a desperate bid to grab a share of the energy bonanza reshaping the country, analysts say.

Mozambique's Renamo chief risks isolation

2013-10-22 19:37

Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama, who is fleeing government forces in a remote jungle region, may have also exiled himself to the political wilderness by abandoning a 1992 peace pact.

Mozambique's Renamo attacks police station

2013-10-22 11:29

Mozambican ex-rebel group Renamo has staged an attack on a police station, hours after it declared the end of a peace deal signed 21 years ago, locals say.

Moz army takes Renamo base, leader flees

2013-10-21 20:58

Mozambican government forces have captured a base of the opposition Renamo movement in the centre of the country, forcing the group's leader Afonso Dhlakama to flee.

Renamo rebels kill 7 Mozambique soldiers

2013-10-17 20:45

Suspected Renamo guerrillas have killed seven Mozambican soldiers in an ambush near the former rebel group's remote mountain hideout local media say.

Mozambique cops reject rebel claims

2013-08-14 10:43

Mozambique police have dismissed claims by former rebels Renamo that they killed 36 soldiers and police, admitting to only one death from the weekend clashes.

Mozambique leader sets date for polls

2013-08-01 08:26

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has announced general elections will be held in October next year.

Mozambique army attacks former rebel camp

2013-07-08 08:47

Mozambique's armed forces have attacked a camp of former rebels in the centre of the country where "bandits" terrorised civilians on the road last month, state media says.

Moz: Guebuza agrees to meet Dhlakama

2013-07-01 11:13

Mozambique's president Armando Guebuza is willing to meet the commander of former rebels after tensions between their movements erupted into deadly violence, the government says.

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