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ISS: Could Afonso Dhlakama’s death bring permanent peace to Mozambique?

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The sudden death on 3 May of Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) party, has created both risks and...

Mozambique president meets opposition leader

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Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama met at the weekend for the first time since 2015, raising hopes of...

Mozambique opposition wants inquiry into possible police death squad

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Mozambique's opposition on Wednesday demanded an independent investigation into a spate of unexplained killings and the possible existence of a police death...

Fearful Mozambicans flee as old foes clash

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When Mozambican troops hunting opposition fighters attacked his village this week, 10-year-old Wit Messenger turned and ran, leaving behind parents he may...

Mozambique’s opposition leader released after being held by police in his...

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Mozambique's opposition party leader Afonso Dhlakama was released on Friday after being detained by security forces in his home for several hours...

More than 20 killed in Mozambique gunbattle

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More than 20 people were killed in a shootout at the weekend between Mozambican forces and gunmen in a convoy carrying the...

Mozambique swears in new president, opposition stays away

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Filipe Nyusi was sworn in as Mozambique's new president on Thursday following his contested election victory last October, promising to modernise the...

ISS: Think Again – Renamo’s renaissance, and civil war as election...

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In 2009, the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) recorded its worst ever showing in an election. Its candidate, rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, was...

Dhlakama calls Mozambique vote ‘charade’, but offers dialogue

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Mozambique's Renamo opposition leader said on Saturday he would opt for dialogue with the ruling Frelimo party and not resort to violence...

Renamo rejects Mozambique election result, African observers endorse vote

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Mozambique's main opposition group Renamo on Friday rejected as fraudulent results showing the ruling Frelimo party had won national elections but African...

Mozambique opposition leader, president ratify peace pact

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Mozambique opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama and President Armando Guebuza ratified a peace deal in the capital on Friday, ending nearly two years...

Mozambique government, Renamo opposition sign peace deal

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Mozambique's Frelimo government and the Renamo main opposition party have signed a formal end to hostilities, sealing a peace pact ahead of...

Mozambique passes amnesty law for opposition leader ahead of vote

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Mozambique's parliament has approved an amnesty law that will allow opposition Renamo party leader Afonso Dhlakama to leave his hideaway in the...

ISS: Renamo’s armed activities – it’s time to find a solution

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Mozambique is one of the few African countries that for a long time defied the negative after-effects of a lengthy civil war....

Mozambique’s Renamo leader Dhlakama says intends to run for presidency

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Mozambique's Renamo opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama said on Friday he intended to run as a candidate in an Oct. 15 presidential election,...

Mozambique opposition chief registers to vote, says wants peace

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The leader of Mozambique's opposition party Renamo registered to vote on Thursday, raising hopes for a peaceful October presidential election in a...

ISS: Time for some crisis response closer to home

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While South Africa, like just about everyone else, is focusing its attention on civil wars to the north, the low-level conflict that...

ISS: Renamo should take its battle to the polling stations

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Instead of engaging in armed banditry or guerrilla warfare that can be devastating for the entire country, Mozambique's opposition party Renamo should...

Mozambique’s Renamo says leader ‘hunted’, government cracks down

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Mozambique's Renamo opposition party said on Wednesday the army was trying to hunt down and kill its leader after President Armando Guebuza...

Back to the bush: Dhlakama’s high-risk gamble in Mozambique

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At the age of 60, Mozambique's former rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama is hiding out in the bush again, not backing down in...

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