War and Gropings towards Peace

  • Moisés Venâncio
  • Stephen Chan

Abstract

Traditionally, the onset of civil war in Mozambique has been explained in terms of first Rhodesian, and then South African, destabilisation. Although to a large extent this explanation is true, it is important to recognise that the conflict gathered a new internal dynamic as the post-independence regime quickly became associated with excess revolutionary zeal in the policies adopted, both at home and abroad, and the manner in which they were carried out.

Keywords

Burning Economic Crisis Europe Assure Liner 

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Notes

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© Stephen Chan and Moisés Venâncio 1998

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  • Stephen Chan

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