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Mozambique's government and the ex-rebel group Renamo have completed a long-awaited peace pact, inking a final deal aimed at ending years of conflict.
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo opposition leader Ossufo Momade on Thursday signed a landmark agreement aimed at formally ending decades of military hostilities, state TV said.
Mozambique's Renamo opposition party has elected Ossufo Momade as its leader ahead of a general election this year, replacing veteran rebel Afonso Dhlakama who died suddenly last May.
Mozambique has appointed three top commanders of Renamo, Mozambique's largest opposition party and former rebel movement, to key army command posts as part of peace-building efforts between the government and Renamo.
Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party took a clear lead in early results from local polls, official data has shown, as the Renamo opposition looked to gain ground ahead of next year's general election.
Mozambique has held local elections that could expose cracks in the country's peace process after the ruling Frelimo party was accused of violence and intimidation during the run-up to the vote.
Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi and opposition Renamo leader Ossufo Momade have announced an apparent breakthrough in peace negotiations over the integration of former rebels into the police and army.
Zimbabwe's war veterans leader Victor Matematanda has reportedly equated the main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance to Mozambique's rebel group Renamo.
Accompanied by a military gun salute, Mozambique lays to rest rebel supremo and opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama in his remote birth village after his unexpected death threw the country's peace process into uncertainty
Mozambique's president, Filipe Nyusi, will pay tribute to political rival and main opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama, who died last week, according to the programme for his memorial service scheduled for Wednesday.
Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi has said he will sign a peace deal on Thursday with Renamo leader Ossufo Momade that will definitively end armed hostilities with the former rebel movement-turned-opposition party.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly reassured Zimbabweans that he will make public the post-election violence report, and Mozambique has named top ex-rebels to army command.
Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, has said that peace talks with the government were on hold due its allegations of fraud in this month's local elections.
Zimbabwe is facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, and more than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya.
Mozambique holds local elections in a vote that could test progress in the country's peace talks after the ruling Frelimo party was accused of violence and intimidation during the campaign.
Mozambique's president has called for the immediate disarmament of of the opposition Renamo's armed wing in a bid to conclude the peace process initiated before the death of its leader.
The death of Mozambican opposition leader Alfonso Dhlakama could affect the progress made to end hostilities in the country, writes The Conversation.
Mozambique's president sets aside political differences to pay tribute to his arch-rival Afonso Dhlakama and pledges to continue the fragile peace talks he had been holding with the ex-rebel supremo turned opposition politician.
Gathered on wooden benches under the shade of a mango tree, scores of loyal supporters of Mozambique's rebel opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama could barely believe he has died.
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