Mozambique Party Joins Polls With Own Militia


The country's electoral body has confirmed that registration posts are opening in Gorongosa district under the protection of opposition Renamo militia, with no Mozambican police presence.
  • Mozambique:  Govt-Opposition Talks Stalled Over Arms

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 29 April 2014

    Yet another round of dialogue between the Mozambican government and the former rebel movement Renamo proved completely fruitless on Monday, as Renamo insisted on grabbing senior ... read more »

Election posters in the Sofala province town of Gorongosa.

  • Mozambique:  Voter Registration Extended By Ten Days

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 29 April 2014

    The Mozambican government on Tuesday issued a decree extending voter registration by a further 10 days. read more »

  • Mozambique:  Opposition Joins Election With Its Own Armed Militia

    Mozambique News Reports & Clippings, 24 April 2014

    Nine registration posts are opening in Gorongosa district under the protection of the Renamo military, with no Mozambican police presence, the National Elections Commission ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Govt Makes Major Concession to Opposition

    Mozambique News Reports & Clippings, 23 April 2014

    STV tonight (Wednesday) reports a major government concession to allow Renamo president Afonso Dhlakama to register before the 29 April deadline and thus stand for president in 15 ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Army, Armed Opposition Clash in Sofala Province

    Verdade, 22 April 2014

    The Defence and Security Forces (FDS) and Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo) armed men exchanged heavy fire on the morning of 22 April in Gorongosa Mountain, Sofala Province, ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Police Arrest Opposition Members Collecting Signatures

    Verdade, 22 April 2014

    At least 14 members of the second largest opposition party, the Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM), were arrested by the National Mozambican Police (PRM) for collecting ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Renamo Requests Extension of Voter Registration

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 23 April 2014

    Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo has formally requested an extension to the current voter registration period. read more »

  • Mozambique:  Government Rejects "Parity" in Armed Forces and Police

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 22 April 2014

    The Mozambican government on Monday categorically rejected demands by the former rebel movement for “parity” in the composition of the armed forces (FADM) and the ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Government Rejects "Parity" With Renamo in Army

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 23 April 2014

    The Mozambican government on Wednesday reiterated that it will not grant the demand by the former rebel movement Renamo for “parity” in the armed forces and the police ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Political Party Nominees to STAE Sworn Into Office

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 23 April 2014

    The politicisation of Mozambique's electoral bodies rolls on remorselessly as more political party nominees are sworn into office at every level. read more »

  • Mozambique:  Dhlakama Still Not Registered As a Voter

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 22 April 2014

    Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo declared on Monday that its leader, Afonso Dhlakama, will only register as a voter when security returns to those areas of the central ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Voter Registration Made Compulsory in the Province of Zambezia

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 24 April 2014

    The District Elections Commission (CDE) in Morrumbala, in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia, has attempted to make it obligatory for citizens to carry a voter card, ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Remaining Brigades Going to Gorongosa, but Without Police

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 24 April 2014

    Those voter registration brigades who have been unable to begin work in the central Mozambican district of Gorongosa because of clashes between government forces and gunmen of the ... read more »

  • Mozambique:  Two Soldiers Dead in Gorongosa Clash

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 23 April 2014

    Two Mozambican soldiers died on Tuesday in renewed clashes with gunmen of the former rebel movement Renamo in the central district of Gorongosa, according to a report carried by ... read more »