Mozambique’s Opposition Extends Ceasefire to Aid Peace Talks

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Afonso Dhlakama, head of Mozambique's opposition party Renamo, addresses an election rally in Matola, near Maputo, file. REUTERS/Grant Lee Neuenburg
Afonso Dhlakama, head of Mozambique's opposition party Renamo, addresses an election rally in Matola, near Maputo,  file.   REUTERS/Grant Lee Neuenburg
                                                          Afonso Dhlakama

Mozambique’s Renamo opposition party has extended a ceasefire for two

months to allow dialogue with President Filipe Nyusi’s government and reduce civilian deaths, its leader Afonso Dhlakama said on Tuesday.

Rights groups estimate dozens of people were killed last year in tit-for-tat attacks between Renamo fighters and government forces.

The two fought on opposing sides in a civil war from 1976 to 1992 in which 1 million people are thought to have died.

By Reuters