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  1. Mozambique Main Page
  2. Guerrilla Activity Leads to Independence
  3. Civil War
  4. Democracy and Economic Growth
  5. Peace Pact Collapses Between Opposition and Government
Peace Pact Collapses Between Opposition and Government

On October 21, 2013, the Renamo opposition movement announced it was abandoning the 1992 peace treaty with the governing FRELIMO party. The opposition and government troops had been battling for about a year. Renamo made the announcement after government troops attacked a Renamo base where Afonso Dhlakama, Renamo's leader, was staying. Dhlakama was forced to flee. Fernando Mazanga, a Renamo spokesperson, said "Peace is over in the country. The responsibility lies with the Frelimo government because they didn't want to listen to Renamo's grievances."

The day after Renamo announced that the treaty was no longer, they attacked a police station in Maringue. There were no casualties or injuries reported. The government did not respond to the police station attack or Renamo's announcement. The 1992 Rome General Peace Accords ended Mozambique's 1975-92 civil war. Renamo's announcement to abandon the treaty raised concerns that the conflict between the two parties would be renewed.

After protracted negotiations, Renamo and the government signed a ceasefire in August 2014.

See also Encyclopedia: Mozambique .
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: Mozambique

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