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The Mozambique peace deal that is ‘here to stay’

On Thursday the much talked about peace deal between the government and the opposition in Mozambique was signed. The country’s President Filipe Nyusi and the leader of the main opposition party Renamo signed the deal which is said to be a permanent ceasefire agreement. It is meant to put an end to years of fighting that led to the death of over 1 million people. Feuding factions fought on opposing sides during a 16-year civil war until a ceasefire in 1992. But fighting has still be ongoing since 1992 requiring…

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DRC government and M23 sign peace deal

  The rebel group agreed to engage in talks in October after suffering defeats against government and UN-backed forces.     M23 rebels, who were once part of the country’s army, mutinied in 2012 [EPA] The Democratic Republic of Congo government and M23 rebels have signed a peace agreement in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The deal was announced through an official statement.    M23 are the latest incarnation of ethnic Tutsi-led fighters who have battled the DRC government in its mineral-rich eastern regions for more than two decades. Government spokesman Lambert Mende…

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