Prospects for a Sustainable Elite Bargain in Mozambique: Third Time Lucky?

The emergence of a new agreement to end civil conflict in Mozambique is an important development. This paper examines how this deal was achieved and highlights some of the potential risks in the run-up to the October 2019 elections and beyond.

Research paper Updated 11 December 2020 Published 5 August 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78413 353 5

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi (pictured centre, left) and RENAMO leader Ossufo Momade (centre, right) embrace after signing a ceasefire agreement in Maputo, Mozambique, on 6 August 2019, aimed at formally ending decades of military hostilities. Photo: Getty Images.
— Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi (pictured centre, left) and RENAMO leader Ossufo Momade (centre, right) embrace after signing a ceasefire agreement in Maputo, Mozambique, on 6 August 2019, aimed at formally ending decades of military hostilities. Photo: Getty Images.