Afonso Dhlakama, a thorn in the side of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party for nearly four decades, has died in the remote mountains of Gorongosa, where he had been since 2013 as periodic conflict resumed in the country. Dhlakama led Renamo, the rebel group which fought a 16-year war against the ruling party and then emerged as an opposition party that still retained armed fighters.
Opposition Leader Afonso Dhlakama Dies
VOA, 4 May 2018
Mozambique rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama died Thursday, according to sources with the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO), the country's main opposition party. Read more »
The late Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama.
Renamo Head Afonso Dhlakama Dead
Mozambique News Reports And Clippings, 4 May 2018
Renamo head Afonso Dhlakama died this morning at his Gorongosa base, awaiting a helicopter to take him for medical treatment in Pretoria, South Africa. Lusa press agency reports… Read more »
"President Filipe Nyusi announced a decentralisation deal with Renamo President Afonso Dhlakama that increases the power of both presidents and their parties. No announcement was ... Read more »
Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, has met Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Renamo, the main opposition party in the country. The meeting, in Dhlakama's jungle hideout in the mountains ... Read more »
Mozambican forces have disobeyed the instructions given by President Filipe Nyusi to withdraw from positions near the Gorongosa mountain range, Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama has ... Read more »
Following the announcement, Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama said the political dialogue must continue in the presence of international mediators. Read more »
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