Africa Aware: In conversation with H.E. Joaquim Chissano

A special episode with H.E. Joaquim Chissano, former president of the Republic of Mozambique and the 2006 winner of the Chatham House Prize.

Published 10 October 2022 Updated 17 October 2022 26 minute listen

Yusuf Hassan

Former Parliamentary, Media and Outreach Officer, Africa Programme

Joaquim Chissano H.E.

President of the Republic of Mozambique (1986-2005)


Marking the 30th anniversary of the Rome General Peace Accords, signed on 4 October 1992, which brought the Mozambican civil war to an end, President Chissano discusses the lessons from that peace process and the 2019 Maputo Accords that brought an end to intermittent targeted armed violence that resumed in 2013.

Based on these experiences, and his time as a special envoy on behalf of the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU), President Chissano offers his insights on Mozambique’s global role as the country prepares to sit on the UN Security Council in 2023.