At Least 7 Dead in Mozambique Violence

Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 04:03 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

MAPUTO, Mozambique — Mozambican authorities say they have made some arrests after recent attacks and fighting between police and alleged members of an opposition group killed at least seven people.

Alberto Mondlane, Mozambique's interior minister, also said Tuesday that 13 people were wounded in the violence in the central province of Sofala.

Renamo, a former rebel movement, says Mozambique's Frelimo government has persecuted its members. President Armando Guebuza has urged Renamo to stick to politics and refrain from armed conflict.

Mozambique holds municipal elections this year and general elections next year

After winning independence from Portugal in 1975, Mozambique fell into a devastating war between Frelimo, then a Marxist guerrilla group, and Renamo, which was backed by neighboring South Africa's apartheid government.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Religious Right: People Still Have Faith

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 18:23 PM

Church attendance may be on the decline, but people still want to hear that God loves them and is real, the Rev. Frankli . . .

Kerry: US Working with Vatican Against Human Trafficking

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 16:55 PM

The United States is working with the Vatican to fight human trafficking, Secretary of State John Kerry wrote in an op-e . . .

Pope Calls for End to War, Condemns Waste Behind Hunger

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 07:25 AM

Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the immense wastefulness in the world whi . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved