Mozambique faces major decisions to secure peaceful future

Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza has been blamed for the crisis (photo: dpa)
Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza has been blamed for the crisis (photo: dpa)

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.

<i>There are mixed signals concerning the political situation in Mozambique. On one side, discussions between the two major political parties, Frelimo and Renamo have resumed in a better atmosphere but, on the other, government troops and armed men from Renamo have clashed. Big investors in the energy and mining sectors hope commonsense will prevail to...

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