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Mozambique's opposition extends truce to aid peace talks
March 3, 2017 / 9:26 AM / in 9 months

Mozambique's opposition extends truce to aid peace talks

MAPUTO, March 3 (Reuters) - Mozambique’s Renamo opposition party will extend a ceasefire by a further two months, its leader Afonso Dhlakama said on Friday, the third such extension since a truce aimed at aiding peace talks began on Dec. 27.

Renamo and Frelimo fought on opposing sides in a civil war from 1976 to 1992 in which a million people died before a peace accord ended the fighting. But Renamo retains its own militia.

The ceasefire was due to end on Friday having been extended by two months on January 3. (Reporting by Manuel Mucari; Writing by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Joe Brock)

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