Political tension grows in Mozambique

A political poster reflecting tensions in Mozambique (photo:dpa)
A political poster reflecting tensions in Mozambique (photo:dpa)

Afonso Dhlakama, the leader of Mozambique's opposition party is under political and financial pressure after losing badly in the last elections. Now there may be a stand off and possible violence between the country's president and its opposition. A GIS expert explains.

POLITICAL stability is at risk in Mozambique as Afonso Dhlakama, the leader of the opposition party, the National Mozambican Resistance, (RENAMO), shows signs of impatience and dissatisfaction with the country’s president, Armando Guebuza.

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Mr Dhlakama is politically frustrated and he and his supporters are short of money. Their financial situation has been getting w...

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