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Museveni salutes FRELIMO for role in birth of UPDF

Maputo, Mozambique | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the very strong historical and political relations between Uganda and Mozambique. He paid tribute to Mozambique’s ruling party FRELIMO in particular for their role in training and shaping Uganda’s Front for National Salvation (FRONASA), which became the foundation of Uganda’s …

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Mozambique opposition names interim leader

Beira, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique’s Renamo opposition party on Saturday named Ossufo Momade as its interim leader after veteran chief Afonso Dhlakama, who had headed the party for 39 years, died unexpectedly. Momade, a former secretary general of the party, will take over until Renamo’s next congress, which has …

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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 rebel leader Dhlakama dead

  Maputo, Mozambique | AFP |  Mozambique’s veteran rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, who mixed guerrilla warfare with opposition politics, has died aged 65, party sources said Thursday. Several sources in Dhlakama’s Renamo party told AFP that Dhlakama passed away after an unconfirmed heart attack, with local television stations also reporting …

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Mozambique cracks open its cashews to boost the economy

Nampula, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique is going nuts about cashews, and they’re boosting the economy’s health. The country’s cashew nut industry, one of the world’s biggest, was dealt a body blow first by the 1977-1992 civil war and then by a controversial World Bank assistance package. Now, the government …

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Mozambique makes ‘big strides’ in long-stalled talks

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique’s three main political parties agreed Tuesday to go ahead with constitutional reforms that will decentralise power as part of efforts to consolidate peace between the government and former rebels. “We have made significant strides,” said Margarida Talapa of the ruling Frelimo party after it …

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Mozambique plans constitution changes to bolster peace

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi vowed Wednesday to introduce constitutional changes to decentralise power as part of peace efforts between his Frelimo party and the opposition Renamo group. Renamo rebels fought a 16-year war against the ruling Frelimo party until 1992, and unrest again boiled over …

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Mozambique starts security crackdown targeting Tanzanians

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique has announced a security crackdown that will target Tanzanians accused of “terrorism” after a spate of attacks in the country’s north blamed by authorities on jihadists. In October armed men laid siege to three police stations in Mocimboa de Praia, close to the Tanzanian border, …

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Malawi leader vows probe as vampire scare forces UN out

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday vowed a thorough investigation after seven people were murdered by vigilantes in a vampire scare that has driven UN staffers out of the affected region. Since mid-September, vigilantes have slaughtered seven people suspected of trying to obtain and drink human …

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