MOZAMBIQUE: LEADERS ANNOUNCE PEACE DEAL BREAKTHROUGH (Stratfor, Situation Report, July 12, 2018)
WHAT HAPPENED: MOZAMBICAN President Filipe Nusi and opposition leader Ossufo Momade announced a breakthrough peace deal that would integrate former rebels into the country's army and police, AFP reported July 12.
WHY IT MATTERS: A lasting peace deal would reduce the risk of future cycles of violence by integrating members of the Mozambique National Resistance Movement, a rebel group better known as Renamo, into Mozambican society by providing them with employment and making them greater stakeholders in the political system.
BACKGROUND: THE government and Renamo have tussled over political power since the end of the country's civil war in the early 1990s. The death of Renamo's longtime leader, Afonso Dhlakama, caused concern that progress toward a peace deal between the government and the militant group would be lost.
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