The Political Economy of Post-Conflict Economic Recovery: Making Peace Substantial in Mozambique

  • Laudemiro Francisco
  • Edwin Connerley
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Following a sixteen-year civil war, Mozambique, at the time of writing, is enjoying a period of relative peace and stability. The General Peace Agreement (GPA), signed by the government (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique — Frelimo) and the rebels (Resistência Nacional Moçambicana — Renamo) on 4 October 1992 was sponsored by several international actors whose involvement was crucial, making possible the demobilization and restoration of ex-combatants to civilian life; the formation of a new army; and the transformation of Renamo into a political party. National elections followed in October 1994 and December 1999, both won by President Joaquim Chissano and his party, Frelimo — which had been in power since independence. Renamo remains the major opposition to the government.


United Nations Development Programme Peace Process Economist Intelligence Unit Secondary School Enrolment Maputo City 
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