The Mozambican peace process in perspective 
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Martin Rupiya explores the historical background to Mozambique’s 30 years of conflict and attempts to bring about a lasting peace. He describes pre-colonial and post-colonial history, the role of neighbouring countries in the conflict, the peace process and the post-agreement elections. He concludes that the consolidation of peace depends on how the reconstruction process addresses the profound social divisions, political alienation and poverty that sustained the war for so many years.