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Mozambique president, opposition chief hold first meet since 2015

2017-08-07 08:30

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi and the nation's opposition chief Afonso Dhlakama have met for the first time since 2015, a step toward peace after years of instability.

Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Mugabe, DRC

2017-03-03 20:27

Former president Thabo Mbeki "won't get involved in DRC political issues", and police in Zimbabwe have arrested two journalists over a Mugabe "health scare" story.

Mozambique peace talks to resume minus foreign mediators

2017-02-03 17:33

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi has said a fresh round of peace talks aimed at ending a low-level conflict between government and Renamo rebels would resume soon, but without international mediation.

Mozambique's unexpected truce still hangs in the balance

2017-01-23 16:00

The main sticking point in the failed efforts at peace is the demand by Renamo that it be allowed to appoint provincial governors in the provinces where it claims to have won an electoral majority, writes Justin Pearce.

Good news for travellers: No more troop-guarded convoys in Mozambique

2017-01-04 17:01

It was a troubling feature of some holiday travel in Mozambique: drivers on three stretches of road in the violence-riddled centre of the country were forced to join military-escorted convoys with the ever-present threat of attack.

Peace talks with Mozambique's opposition leader called off

2016-10-26 18:13

Peace talks between Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama and mediators were called off at the weekend after fighting broke out between the military and ex-rebel fighters, a report says.

Mozambique: Renamo leader rejects VP position

2016-08-24 14:59

Leader of the opposition Mozambique National Resistance, Alfonso Dhlakama has rebuffed a proposal to offer him the position of a deputy president.

Mozambique rebels Renamo intensify attacks on trucks

2016-06-10 13:33

Mozambique’s rebel group, Renamo, has intensified its attacks on vehicles plying on the main highways of the country.

Filipino teacher killed in Mozambique rebel ambush

2016-05-17 15:57

A Filipino teacher has been killed in an ambush on a passenger bus by Renamo rebels in Mozambique as insurgent unrest rises in the country's central region.

Mozambique unrest drives refugees into Malawi

2016-01-14 10:03

Mozambican refugees are flooding into Malawi by the hundreds, recounting how government forces are torching their homes and barns in the hunt for supporters of Renamo opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama, who aims to seize power in six provinces.

 

Mozambique's opposition extends truce indefinitely

2017-05-04 12:38

Mozambican opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama has indefinitely extended a truce he first announced unilaterally in December between his rebel Renamo group and the government.

Mozambique truce extended by 2 months, talks to resume next week

2017-03-03 13:05

Mozambican opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama has extended a truce between his rebel Renamo group and the government and said peace talks would resume next week.

Mozambique rebel leader Dhlakama accuses govt troops of violating ceasefire

2017-01-29 19:01

Mozambique's rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama has accused government forces of violating a ceasefire his armed group Renamo had declared following a surge in deadly violence last year.

Top Africa stories: Moz, Tunisia, Zim

2017-01-04 21:00

A diplomatic storm is looming between Zimbabwe and Zambia over fishing in Lake Kariba, and Tunisian security forces have dismantled a 13-member "terrorist cell" that was funnelling young recruits to jihadist group.

Mozambique rebel leader announces 2-month ceasefire

2017-01-03 19:07

Mozambican rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama has announced a two-month ceasefire in the rumbling conflict between Renamo and the government, extending a week-long truce in a move welcomed by the president.

Mozambique army destroys Renamo bases as talks continue

2016-10-21 15:15

Security forces in Mozambique have revealed that they have devised a strategy to “knock out” opposition National Resistance Movement rebels from their bases.

Mozambican troops guard cargo convoys as Renamo attacks escalate

2016-06-15 14:46

Following an upsurge in attacks on foreign cargo trucks by Renamo rebels, Mozambique has deployed its military to escort convoys of vehicles passing through militia-held areas.

Mozambique's Renamo says army targets its base

2016-06-02 07:02

Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama, who has been holed up in the forests of central Mozambique, has claimed the military had staged a fresh attack against his base.

Mozambique refugees pour into Malawi

2016-03-15 19:50

Almost 10 000 refugees from Mozambique have fled into Malawi amid renewed violence between government and opposition Renamo.

Mozambique opposition leader plans new offensive in north

2015-12-17 08:04

The leader of Mozambique's Renamo opposition party, Afonso Dhlakama, broke a weeks-long silence to claim he plans to take over the country's north in March or April.

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