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Vol 55 No 17

Published 29th August 2014


Inching towards peace

The latest ceasefire holds the best chance yet for a conflict-free election and perhaps lasting peace

In a deal that is widely expected to hold, the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique government and the Resistência Nacional Moçambicana formally signed an end to hostilities on 24 August. President Armando Guebuza and Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama had been expected to seal the pact in public. However, it was the heads of the negotiating teams, Frelimo's José Pacheco and Renamo's Saimone Macuiana, who signed, in the presence of mediator Lourenço do Rosario.

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