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Death of Mozambique rebel leader shakes peace process

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique’s president said the country’s fragile peace process must not collapse after rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, who had opened talks with the government, died unexpectedly aged 65. President Filipe Nyusi hailed Dhlakama as “a citizen who has always worked for Mozambique” and said he was …

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Mozambique opposition eyes peace deal by November

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique’s opposition chief Afonso Dhlakama said Friday he expected to sign a peace deal with President Filipe Nyusi by November, as the two sides look to end years of unrest. The two men met last month in the remote Gorongosa mountains, where Dhlakama retreated in …

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Mozambique president, opposition chief hold first meet since 2015

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi and the nation’s opposition chief Afonso Dhlakama met Sunday for the first since 2015, a step toward peace after years of instability. The men spoke in the remote Gorongosa mountains, where Dhlakama retreated in October 2015 with 800 former fighters demanding a …

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