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Civil Society: Participating in peace processes

Jan 2005
Peace processes which only include political and military players are potentially dangerous. Celia McKeon of Conciliation Resources explains why civil society's role is crucial in her chapter in 'People building peace II'.

The Mozambican peace process in perspective 

Jan 1998

Mozambique’s 16–year civil war ended in October 1992 with the General Peace Agreement signed in Rome. Politically stable for over a decade despite extreme poverty and social dislocation, the country’s peace negotiations and the lasting agreements that were reached deserve close study.

Preface: Accord Mozambique

The Mozambican peace process in perspective 
Jan 1998
Accord Mozambique: Preface
Jeremy Armon, Dylan Hendrickson and Alex Vines introduce the publication, highlighting why Mozambique’s peace process merits close study and identifying the main lessons for peacebuilding.

Historical context: War and peace in Mozambique

The Mozambican peace process in perspective 
Jan 1998
Accord Mozambique: Historical context
Martin Rupiya explores the historical background to Mozambique’s conflict and attempts to bring about a lasting peace.

Ideological shifts, economic imperatives: Southern African states and the Mozambican peace process

The Mozambican peace process in perspective 
Jan 1998
Accord Mozambique: Ideological shifts
Fernando Gonçalves describes how regional intervention both characterised Mozambique’s conflict and had a huge influence in shifting both the government and Renamo rebels from conflict to negotiation.

A calling for peace: Christian leaders and the quest for reconciliation in Mozambique

The Mozambican peace process in perspective 
Jan 1998
Accord Mozambique: A calling for peace
Dínis S. Sengulane and Jaime Pedro Gonçalves describe how Mozambique’s churches, based on a position of neutrality, became key mediators between Renamo and the Frelimo government.

The business of peace: ‘Tiny’ Rowland, financial incentives and the Mozambican settlement

The Mozambican peace process in perspective 
Jan 1998
Accord Mozambique: The business of peace
Alex Vines describes how the chief executive of the UK-based multi-national, Lonrho, Tiny Rowlands, having paid protection payments since the early stages of the war, came to influence Renamo’s and regional leaders’ engagement in the peace process.

Sealing the past, facing the future: Trauma healing in rural Mozambique

The Mozambican peace process in perspective 
Jan 1998
Accord Mozambique: Sealing the past
Alcinda Honwana discusses how traditional healing practices are popular and bring stability to post-conflict communities, and how future justice mechanisms should be based on local demands.

Further reading: Accord Mozambique

The Mozambican peace process in perspective 
Jan 1998
Accord Mozambique: Further reading

Key actors: Accord Mozambique

The Mozambican peace process in perspective 
Jan 1998
Accord Mozambique: Key actors

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