War and Gropings towards Peace

  • Moisés Venâncio
  • Stephen Chan


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.


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© Stephen Chan and Moisés Venâncio 1998

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  • Stephen Chan

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