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Mozambique peace process is ‘ray of hope’

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Joyous singing and dancing punctuated a 23 June ceremony in Maputo to celebrate the end of a dark era in Mozambique’s history. Dancers symbolically...

Mozambique’s police kill leader of armed splinter group of main opposition...

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Mozambique’s police said on Monday that they had killed the commander of an armed wing of a breakaway faction of the main opposition group...

Mozambique initiative to reintegrate opposition fighters

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Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi launched an initiative to disarm and reintegrate the military wing of the country's main opposition party, Renamo, as...

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...

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...

Mozambique ceasefire extended

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Mozambique's Renamo opposition party has extended a ceasefire for two months to allow dialogue with President Filipe Nyusi's government and reduce civilian...

Renamo will not abandon talks with Mozambique government

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Mozambique's opposition party Renamo will not abandon talks with the government, its spokesperson said, after one of its senior officials was shot...

Senior Renamo member shot and killed on beach

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A senior official of Mozambique's Renamo opposition party was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on a Maputo beach, Renamo's national spokesperson was...

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...

Renamo gunmen attack train in central Mozambique

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Gunmen from rebel group Renamo attacked a train in central Mozambique on its way to a coal mine, injuring the driver's assistant,...

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...

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...

Malawi to reopen refugee camp as Mozambicans flee violence

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Malawi will reopen a former refugee camp to cope with an influx of around 250 Mozambicans a day fleeing political discord and...

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 Renamo calls off rally after official shot

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Mozambique's opposition Renamo party cancelled a planned rally on Thursday in the port town of Beira after a senior official was shot...

Top Renamo official shot by unknown assailants

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A senior official of Mozambique's Renamo opposition party was shot and wounded on Wednesday, hours after he accused pro-government militia of killing...

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...

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: Mozambique: an incomplete peacebuilding process?

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Mozambique's transition to democracy after the signing of the 1992 General Peace Agreement (GPA) has been hailed as a positive example of...

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...

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...

Thousands march in Mozambique to demand peace, security

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Tens of thousands of Mozambicans marched in the capital Maputo and two other cities on Thursday to protest against the threat of...

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’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...

Mozambique says Renamo ambush kills one, injures 10

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Suspected Renamo guerrillas ambushed a passenger minibus in central Mozambique on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 10 more in an attack...

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...

U.S. concerned about Mozambique violence, urges dialogue

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The United States on Tuesday urged Mozambique's government and the Renamo opposition movement to "move back from the brink" and take steps...

Mozambique’s Renamo chief risks isolation after ending peace pact

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Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama, who is fleeing government forces in a remote jungle region, may have also exiled himself to the...

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...

Mozambique army launches retaliatory attack on Renamo

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Mozambique's army launched a retaliatory attack on the mountain headquarters of the opposition Renamo movement on Friday, a day after a rebel...

Renamo rebels kill seven Mozambique soldiers: local media

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Suspected Renamo guerrillas killed seven Mozambican soldiers in an ambush on Thursday near the former rebel group's remote mountain hideout, local media...

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...