ARTICLES RELATING TO AFONSO DHLAKAMA

Guebuza, Dhlakama to meet face-to-face

2014-09-01 14:51

Mozambique President Armando Guebuza and his rival Afonso Dhlakama are set to meet face-to-face this week to cement a peace deal aimed at ending two years of hostilities and clear the way for elections.

Frelimo, Renamo sign peace

2014-08-25 21:16

Mozambique's Frelimo government and the Renamo main opposition party have signed a formal end to hostilities.

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.

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.

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.

Unrest threatens Moz demining target

2014-04-01 07:46

Mozambique will likely miss a deadline to rid the country of landmines laid during the bloody civil war due to skirmishes between the army and former rebels, an official says.

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.

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.

Preserve peace like ‘treasure’ Moz told

2013-11-15 13:26

Foreign donors have urged Mozambique to preserve peace like “a treasure” after an increase in political violence in the southern African nations.

Moz leader offers talks with Afonso Dhlakama

2013-11-05 15:00

Mozambique's government has called on the leader of revived rebel movement Renamo to come out in hiding for face-to-face talks, in a bid to end destabilising military skirmishes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mozambique govt muted on ex-rebel threats

2013-06-20 20:41

Mozambique's government says it is still open to talks with former civil war rebels, despite their vow to launch a campaign to sabotage key infrastructure.

Renamo ceasefire for talks

2013-04-11 22:17

Mozambique's government will meet a delegation from the ex-rebel group Renamo who is prepared to declare a ceasefire.

Dhlakama vows to defend base camp

2013-04-10 19:57

Mozambican civil war commander Afonso Dhlakama has vowed fresh attacks against President Armando Guebuza's government forces if they do not retreat from positions close to his remote base camp.

Five killed in Mozambique clashes

2013-04-04 16:11

Four police officers and an ex-rebel leader have been killed in clashes in central Mozambique, amid renewed tensions between the government and its former civil war foes.

Mozambique talks collapse

2012-12-17 22:03

Talks have broken down between Mozambique's government and restive ex-rebels Renamo after three rounds of talks on grievances failed to reach consensus.

Mozambique - Frelimo, Renamo talk

2012-12-03 22:26

Mozambique's government have held talks with restive ex-rebels Renamo over a list of grievances the former fighters say they have recorded since signing a peace deal.

Dlakama decamps to Mozambique bush

2012-10-19 20:14

A former commander of anti-communist guerrillas in Mozambique's brutal civil war has established a bush camp with former fighters, who are demanding a "new political order" for the country, his party says.

 

Mozambique: Doubts linger about peace

2014-08-29 12:46

A peace deal signed by the Mozambican government and the armed political party Renamo is allowing people who had fled fighting to return home.

Mozambique makes peace

2014-08-12 05:05

Mozambique's battling political parties have reached a peace deal that could end nearly two years of hostilities.

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.

Trapped Renamo leader to run for president

2014-05-23 22:17

Mozambique's Renamo opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama intends to run as a candidate in the presidential election but says he is trapped.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mozambique's Renamo rejects peace talks

2013-11-06 08:01

Mozambique's revived rebel movement has spurned the government’s invite for high level face-to-face talks to end destabilising military skirmishes.

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.

Renamo says leader 'hunted'

2013-10-30 21:50

Mozambique's Renamo opposition party says the army is trying to hunt down and kill its leader after President Armando Guebuza said the former rebel group was threatening national sovereignty with renewed attacks.

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.

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 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.

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.

Insurgency may dim Mozambique growth

2013-06-20 21:53

An economic take-off in Mozambique driven by bumper coal and gas discoveries two decades after the end of a civil war is facing disruption from disgruntled former guerrillas.

Mozambicans see echoes of civil war

2013-04-17 10:06

While much of Mozambique enjoys the fruits of peace, in one central town recent violence has left unsettling echoes of a civil war that ended more than two decades ago.

Mozambique govt to meet Renamo

2013-04-11 13:06

Mozambique's government is set to meet a delegation from the ex-rebel group Renamo, an official says, amid threats of violence that echo the country’s brutal civil war.

Mozambique bus attack controversy

2013-04-07 17:07

Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza has warned he will respond firmly to deadly weekend attacks against civilian vehicles blamed on armed members of the former rebel group Renamo.

Mozambique police storm Renamo office

2013-04-03 17:34

Mozambican police have stormed an office of the Renamo opposition, reportedly arresting 15 people and using teargas to disperse a crowd.

Mozambique's Renamo may disrupt poll

2012-12-06 22:13

Mozambique's Renamo opposition party, the rump of a guerilla movement that waged a 16-year civil war, has threatened to obstruct elections next year.

Moz govt agrees to talks with ex-rebels

2012-11-23 12:12

Mozambique's government has agreed to hold talks with former Renamo rebels led by Afonso Dhlakama, who returned to the bush last month threatening to destabilise the country unless his demands for negotiations were met.

Mozambique cops storm opposition camp

2012-03-08 13:28

Police say they have stormed a camp of about 300 armed opposition supporters in northern Mozambique, arresting 20 and wounding two.

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