Mozambique marks 28 years of peace deal with violence

This handout photo taken and released on August 1, 2019 shows Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade signing a ceasefire agreement in Gorongosa. 

Photo credit: Office of the President of Mozambique | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The southern African country has sought support from the European Union and other African states to stop the violence in Cabo Delgado province.
  • The country's main opposition party has pointed the finger at the ruling Frelimo, accusing it of promoting political intolerance and questioning the disarmament process saying it is not clear and transparent enough.

Police in Mozambique’s Niassa province are downplaying an incident in which an armed group killed a driver and robbed passengers, even as the country marks 28 years of a peace accord marked with incessant violence.

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