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Why some terror campaigns escalate to civil war and others don’t

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Most terrorist campaigns – where a group targets civilians to achieve political objectives – are short-lived. But some aren’t. In some cases, terror campaigns...

Mozambique peace deal by November

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Mozambican opposition Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama, said he would sign a peace deal with government by early November in a bid to...

Renamo extends Mozambique truce indefinitely

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The leader of Mozambique's Renamo opposition party and rebel movement said he was extending a ceasefire indefinitely, part of an agreement reached...

Hostilities in Mozambique creating tension on Zimbabwe’s border

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A resurgence in hostilities between Mozambican armed forces and Renamo rebels has triggered widespread fear among Zimbabweans living in eastern Manicaland Province...

ISS: Mozambique – devolution or revolution?

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The internationally mediated new peace talks between the ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) and the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) – its official...

ISS: The perfect storm – Mozambique’s compounding crises

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A perfect storm is brewing in Mozambique as rocky economic and political fortunes stoke the embers of a decades-old conflict. Twenty-four years after...

ISS: Mozambique: there’s more to peace than silencing the guns

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‘We hadn't understood the war, and now we didn't understand the peace. But everything seemed to be going well, after the guns...

ISS: Mozambique’s success story under threat

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Since mid-2015, over 3 000 refugees from Mozambique have fled to neighbouring Malawi and are being housed in camps set up by...

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...

Mozambique police release opposition leader: local media

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Mozambique police have released an opposition spokesman they had arrested for allegedly leading an illegal demonstration and inciting violence, local media cited...

Mozambique opposition spokesman arrested after disputed poll

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The spokesman for Mozambique's main opposition party has been arrested after leading a demonstration protesting against the result of last October's election,...

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 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...

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...

Mozambique’s Frelimo selects Guebuza loyalist as presidential candidate

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Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party early on Sunday picked Defense Minister Filipe Nyusi, a close ally of current two-term President Armando Guebuza, to...

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...

Local election gains boost Mozambique’s MDM opposition party

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The opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) has won three of the nation's four largest cities in local elections, emerging as a credible...

In Mozambique’s forest heart, war fears haunt local election

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Mozambicans voted on Wednesday in local elections, haunted by nagging fears of conflict as the ruling Frelimo party confronts an emerging political...

Clashes stoke tension before Mozambique local election

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Clashes in Mozambique's second city of Beira between rival party supporters and riot police injured more than 20 people and stoked tension...

United States condemns violence in Mozambique

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The United States condemned "reprehensible attacks" on civilians in Mozambique on Thursday and expressed concern about escalating violence between the army and...

Mozambique faces uncertainty as Renamo ends 1992 peace pact

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Mozambique's Renamo opposition movement said on Monday it was abandoning its 1992 peace accord with the ruling Frelimo party that ended the...

Zimbabwe deploys troops to Mozambique border

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Zimbabwe has deployed troops to its border with Mozambique as concern over military instability emanating from an uprising by Alfonso Dhlakama looms...

Renamo threatens to destroy Mozambique

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Renamo leader and commander-in chief Alfonso Dhlakama has said his army will return to war and destroy Mozambique unless the government of...