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Vol 57 No 2

Published 22nd January 2016


Fighting flares in Tete

Refugees have crossed into Malawi after clashes between the government and Renamo. Who is guiding Frelimo policy?

Mozambican villagers at a refugee camp at Kapise, Malawi, say they have fled government security forces who burned crops and homes in Tete, sources at the camp have told Africa Confidential. Guerrillas from the opposition Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo) and government troops have clashed in the Tete area in an undeclared war that the Maputo government seems anxious to keep quiet. Tete was the scene of heavy fighting in the Frelimo-Renamo war of 1977-92.

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