Restoring Peace in Mozambique
D. Dinis Sengulane, Anglican Bishop; Member, Council of State, Mozambique
Chair: Knox Chitiyo, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Once regarded as a successful case of post-conflict transition, a return to limited armed violence in 2013 by the main opposition party, ex-rebels RENAMO, and government forces is threatening peace and reconciliation in Mozambique. RENAMO’s leader remains in hiding and attacks continue to take place despite over 60 rounds of negotiations between the two sides.
At this event, D. Dinis Sengulane, who played a crucial role in the 1992 peace process in Mozambique and is currently acting as observer for both sides during the negotiations, will reflect on recent developments and the impact the negotiations have had so far. He will also outline the role civil society groups and international actors can play in the process.