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October 28, 2016
Mediator talks with Mozambique opposition leader cancelled
Maputo (AFP) Oct 26, 2016
Secret peace talks between Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama and EU mediators were called off at the weekend after fighting broke out between the military and ex-rebel fighters, local media reported Wednesday. It was hoped that the meeting would contribute towards negotiations that opened in May to end a simmering conflict between the government and the former Renamo rebel group. "We had agreed (with President Filipe Nyusi) that two mediators would come... to meet me," Dhlakama told ... read more

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