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Vol 56 No 21

Published 23rd October 2015


Mozambique

How Dhlakama and the peace talks were ambushed

Insiders detect the hand of former President Guebuza in a spate of attacks against the Renamo leader

Last month's attacks on Afonso Dhlakama and his stand-off with government forces are threatening the latest bid to broker a political and military settlement. People close to the negotiations suspect that a hardline faction in the governing Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo), with links to former President Armando Guebuza, wants to sabotage President Filipe Nyusi's efforts to negotiate a deal with Dhlakama and his Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo) forces.

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