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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 Mozambique 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 multiparty elections. In early 2000 some 700 people died in the floods which made thousands homeless.

República de Moçambique

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Further Reading

  1. Andersson, H., Mozambique: a War against the People. London, 1993Google Scholar
  2. Finnegan, W., A Complicated War: the Harrowing of Mozambique. California Univ. Press, 1992Google Scholar
  3. Newitt, M., A History of Mozambique. Farnborough, 1996Google Scholar
  4. National statistical office: Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Av. Ahmed Sekou Touré, No. 21Google Scholar
  5. Website (Portuguese only): http://www.ine.gov.mz/

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002

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  • Barry Turner

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