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Opposition urges Mozambicans to reject ‘massive electoral fraud’

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique’s main opposition party Renamo on Monday urged the population to reject the “massive electoral fraud” it claims had been perpetrated during last week’s polls. The former rebel group has called for fresh elections, accusing the government of breaching a peace deal by using violence and …

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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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Botswana ex-president turned peacemaker Masire dies

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Sir Ketumile Masire, Botswana’s second post-independence leader who is largely credited with being the architect of the country’s famed stability, has died, an aide said Friday. He was 91. One of Africa’s most respected elder statesmen, he was known for leading regional peace efforts in …

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