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Mozambique: Renamo-Government Negotiations: Prospects for Peace

On 20 July the first international mediators for the peace talks between the government and Renamo were presented at the Assembly of the Republic, including the representatives nominated by the Catholic Church and South African President Jacob Zuma. Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama insisted that both the Catholic Church and President Zuma, as well as EU stakeholders, must be present in any talks with the government. The EU mediators are Mario Raffaelli, the former chief mediator at the 1992 peace talks in Rome (please see our Personality of the Week), and Angelo Romano, a representative of the Sant Egidio community, which has been deeply engaged in the peace process in Mozambique.

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