Mozambique Rivals Sign Peace Deal

Armando Guebuza and Afonso Dhlakama sign a peace deal ending a two-year conflict

Mozambican President, Armando Guebuza and rebel Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama signed a peace deal in Maputo ending a two-year conflict.

Guebuza and Dhlakama signed the deal in front of around 100 diplomats and dignitaries, where the two leaders embraced, prompting jubilant cries and clapping from those gathered.

For two years government forces and fighters loyal to Dhlakama have clashed, with the rebel leader accusing the state of reneging on a peace deal that ended Mozambique’s brutal civil war. Approximately one million people died as a result of the 15-year conflict, which ended in 1992.

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