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Alcinda Honwana

Alcinda Honwana is a Mozambican anthropologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town. She holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and has specialised in post-conflict healing. She is author of a number of academic articles and is doing research on spirit possession and cultural identity. She has been a consultant for children and war projects in Angola and Mozambique.

Alex Vines

Alex Vines, while on sabbatical as a MacArthur NGO Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College, University of London, contributed to and co-edited this issue of Accord. He is a research associate for Human Rights Watch and at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University. His books include, Renamo: From Terrorism to Democracy in Mozambique? He also served as a UN observer during Mozambique’s 1994 elections.

Alex Vines, while on sabbatical as a MacArthur NGO Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College, University of London, contributed to and co-edited this issue of Accord. He is a research associate for Human Rights Watch and at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University. His books include, Renamo: From Terrorism to Democracy in Mozambique? He also served as a UN observer during Mozambique’s 1994 elections.

Dinis S. Sengulane

 

Dínis Salomão Sengulane is a Mozambican and is the Anglican bishop of Libombos. An important member of the Christian Council of Mozambique (CCM), he played a key role in the 1989 church talks with Renamo. He has been a strong advocate for peace and reconciliation through the ‘Preparing the People for Peace’ programme of the Mozambican Anglican church. He is author of Vitoria sem Vencidos (Bispo dos Libombos), a book about the CCM’s role in the peace process.

Dylan Hendrickson

Dylan Hendrickson, a former student of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, is an independent researcher with a particular interest in how peace settlements can better address the societal conditions sustaining violence. He worked as an aide to FUNCINPEC in Cambodia from 1991-93, during the negotiation and implementation of its peace agreement. He completed an MPhil at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex in 1995 and since then has carried out consultancies for the British Government, the United Nations and various NGOs. He has also published on a variety of topics relating to international responses to armed conflict.

Fernando Gonçalves

Fernando Gonçalves is a Mozambican journalist working in Harare, Zimbabwe. He was until recently the Senior Editor of the magazine Southern Africa Political and Economic Monthly and has now moved to be the Managing Editor of the Southern African Economist. Prior to moving to Harare in 1993, Gonçalves was an editor at the Mozambique News Agency (AIM) in Maputo.

Jaime Pedro Gonçalves

Dom Jaime Gonçalves has been the Catholic Archbishop of Beira since 1984. In 1989, he became involved in parallel diplomacy to persuade the Renamo rebel movement to negotiate with the Mozambican government. When the peace talks between the government and Renamo began in Rome in July 1990 at the Sant’ Egidio community, he became one of the four mediators facilitating the negotiations.

Jeremy Armon

Jeremy Armon is the outgoing Series Editor of Accord. Prior to joining Conciliation Resources in 1996, he worked on conflict issues in the Oxfam Policy Department and did research on conflict and governance at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, where he also obtained his MPhil. He now lives in Uganda.

Martin Rupiya

Lt. Col. Martin Rupiya is a former officer in the Zimbabwean National Army and has operational experience in Mozambique. He is currently Director of the Centre for Defence Studies at the University of Zimbabwe, where he previously completed his PhD on military and security issues in southern Rhodesia during the Federation period. He has written on regional security matters and is author of the Deadly Legacy: Landmines in Zimbabwe (SAPES).

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