Friday, December 30, 2016

7 Day Truce Declared In Mozambique's 'Silent War'

RFI: Mozambique Christmas truce fuels hopes of peace

The people of Mozambique has welcomed a seven day ceasefire to end hostilities between Renamo opposition fighters and the ruling Frelimo government. Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama, declared the truce on Tuesday to allow the public to enjoy the New Year festivities. It comes after an upsurge in fighting that has displaced thousands.

The truce comes at the end of a gruelling year, with rights groups reporting that more than 15,000 people have been forced to flee the fighting between Renamo opposition fighters and the ruling Frelimo government this year alone.

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More News On Mozambique

Mozambique: 'New Year' ceasefire brings rare calm as optimism grows for long-lasting truce -- International Business Times
Mozambique's Opposition Agrees to 7-day Truce After Call with President -- VOA
Mozambique's escalating violence forces thousands to flee -- AFP
Killings in Mozambique Target Lawyers, Judges -- VOA
Mozambique's descent into an old civil war, from a Marine who helped train them -- SOFREP

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