Mozambique

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman's Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Mozambique was at first ruled as part of Portuguese India but a separate administration was created in 1752. Following a decade of guerrilla activity, independence was achieved on 25 June 1975. A one-party state dominated by the Liberation Front of Mozambique (FRELIMO) was set up but armed insurgency led by the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) continued until 4 Oct. 1992. The peace treaty provided for all weapons to be handed over to the UN and all armed groups to be disbanded within six months. In 1994 the country held its first multi-party elections. In early 2000 some 700 people died in the floods which made thousands homeless.

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Further Reading

  1. Alden, Chris, Mozambique and the Construction of the New African State: From Negotiations to Nation Building. 2001CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  7. Pitcher, M. Anne, Transforming Mozambique: The Politics of Privatization, 1975–2000. 2002CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. National Statistical Office: Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Av. Ahmed Sekou Touré, No. 21.Google Scholar

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