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The security situation in Mozambique, with skirmishes between government forces and guerillas from the main opposition, had raised fears of civil war and doubts about elections planned for October 2014. The opposition has felt excluded and wants economic benefits from huge offshore oil and gas discoveries to be shared more widely. Now chances of finding a peaceful ...
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Hopes that Mozambique could attract foreign investment to exploit its rich sources of energy and minerals have been dented by widespread violence and kidnappings in the capital Maputo. But talks between the government and the main opposition Renamo party have resumed after three months and offer some prospect of long-term peace. ...
Skirmishes between government troops and the main opposition could plunge Mozambique into civil war. The country’s hopes of attracting international investments to exploit huge offshore gas reserves and rich coal deposits could be jeopardised by this instability and a rash of lawlessness and kidnappings. <i>Mozambiq...
Mozambique's police and the country's main opposition party, Renamo, have exchanged direct gunfire for the first time since the country's 16-year civil war ended 20 years ago. The confrontation is viewed with concern by Africa experts who see Renamo's leader, Afonso Dhlakama, using Mozambique's booming economy as a reason to press home the claims of his party. ...