Rome General Peace Accords

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The Rome General Peace Accords between the Mozambican Civil War parties, the Frelimo (government) and the Renamo (rebels), put an end to the Mozambique Civil War. It was signed on October 4, 1992. Negotiations preceding in began in July 1990. They were brokered by a team of four mediators, two members of the Community of Sant'Egidio, Andrea Riccardi and Matteo Zuppi, as well as Bishop Jaime Gonçalves and Italian government representative Mario Raffaelli. The delegation of the Frelimo was headed by Armando Guebuza (now President of Mozambique), the delegation of the Renamo was headed by Raul Domingos. The accords were then signed by the then president of Mozambique, Frelimo leader Joaquim Chissano and by the leader of the Renamo, Afonso Dhlakama.

Renamo declared on 21 October 2013 that they were annulling the peace accord as a result of a government attack on their base[1][2][3]

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  • Eric Morier-Genoud, "Sant’Egidio et la paix. Interviews de Don Matteo Zuppi & Ricardo Cannelli", _LFM. Social sciences & missions_, no.13, October 2003, pp. 119–145
  • Pierre Anouilh, "Des pauvres a la paix. Aspects de l'action pacificatrice de Sant'Egidio au Mozambique", _LFM. Social sciences & missions_, no.17, December 2005, pp. 11–40
  • Moises Venancio, “Mediation by the Roman Catholic Church in Mozambique 1988-1991”, In Stephen Chan & Vivienne Jabri (eds), _Mediation in Southern Africa_, Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1993, pp. 142–58

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