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Politics

Mozambique unrest turns key highway into ‘ghost road’

epa04970426 Mozambican forces of the Rapid Intervention Unit (UIR) and the Special Operating Group (GOE) secure a street during the arrest of guards of the oppositional Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) party within a raid of the home of Renamo president Afonso Dhlakama, in Beira, central Mozambique, 09 October 2015. The forces blocked the access to he house of Dhlakama, who reportedly remained inside, and cleared the neighboring residences.  EPA/ANDRE CATUEIRA

Maputo / AFP Mozambique’s arterial north-south highway has earned the moniker of a “ghost road” with former rebels staging regular raids ahead of a threatened power grab in the country’s centre this month. “We registered eight attacks by Renamo gunmen last week, which caused a total of three deaths—including a ...

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