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Vol 42 No 8

Published 20th April 2001


Mozambique

Talks break down

Hardliners on both sides have opted for confrontation

Afonso Dhlakama, President of the opposition Renamo party, walked out after five hours of talks with President Joaquim Alberto Chissano on 29 March, handing over a letter prepared in advance. Having not met face to face for over a year, the two men began talking in December and continued in January but each, under pressure from hardliners in his party, wanted to make the other yield.

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