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Afonso Dhlakama

Afonso Marceta Macacho Dhlakama is a Mozambican politician and the leader of RENAMO, an anti-communist guerrilla organization that fought the FRELIMO government in the Mozambican Civil War before signing a peace agreement and becoming an opposition political party in the early 1990s.
Dhlakama was born in Mangunde, Sofala Province. After RENAMO's first leader, André Matsangaissa, was killed by Mozambican government forces in 1979, Dklakama became leader after a violent succession struggle, in which rival Orlando Cristina was assassinated. By 1984, Dhalakama was both commander in chief of RENAMO's forces and head of the governing body, the 12-member executive council. RENAMO continued to fight the government before signing a peace agreement in October 1992; it accordingly transformed itself into a legal political party.
Dhlakama has competed as the RENAMO candidate in all three multiparty presidential elections held in Mozambique. In 1994, he was defeated by incumbent President and FRELIMO candidate Joaquim Chissano by a margin of 53.3% to 33.7%. He received 47.7% of the vote in the 1999 presidential election with Chissano capturing 52.3%. In the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Mozambique: Renamo Spokesman Detained Upon Exiting State Council Meeting
2014-07-08
Their goal was to block movement of Defense and Security Forces (FADM) and their equipment from reaching Sathundjira, where Afonso Dhlakama was residing until government forces overtook the Renamo base during a surprise assault. As expected ...
(AllAfrica.com)
  1. Mozambique opposition spokesman arrested at peace talks

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Mozambique: Renamo Holds Up Passage of Own Bill
2014-02-22
Frelimo deputies also suspect that Renamo is stalling, waiting for instructions from the party's leader, Afonso Dhlakama. Although Dhlakama's exact whereabouts are not known, he is believed to be somewhere in the central province of Sofala, and is in ...
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    Moçambique: Dhlakama admite sair do esconderijo já amanhã
    2014-02-13
    Por: tvi24 | 2014-02-13 19:01. O líder da Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo), Afonso Dhlakama, disse esta quinta-feira, em entrevista telefónica à agência francesa AFP, que conta sair em breve do esconderijo onde se encontra desde outubro.
    (TVI24)
    1. Dhlakama espera sair do esconderijo em breve
    2. Moçambique Líder da Renamo espera sair em breve do seu esconderijo
    3. Líder da Renamo, em Moçambique, espera sair em breve do seu esconderijo

    2013
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    Polícia moçambicana encontra armas na casa do pai de Afonso Dhlakama
    2013-11-12
    Na casa do régulo Mangunde, pai de Afonso Dhlakama, na província de Sofala, foram encontradas armas numa acção levada a cabo pelo Polícia moçambicana e a Força de Intervenção Rápida. Uma intervenção que decorreu há uma semana, todavia na ...
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    1. Polícia diz que encontrou esconderijo de armas em casa do pai de Dhlakama

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    Two dead in suspected Mozambique rebel attacks
    2013-06-21
    But since Renamo civil war general Afonso Dhlakama set up a military base in the Mozambican bush in October 2012, threats have been matched by a series of attacks. In April at least two people died in an attack on a bus and truck and in another clash ...
    (Fox News)
    1. Key dates in Mozambique's political unrest
    2. Two Killed in Mozambique By Suspected Former Rebels
    3. Renamo threat could ground Mozambique's economic take-off

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    Affrontements entre la police et la Renamo au Mozambique
    2013-04-05
    L'an dernier, Afonso Dhlakama, chef de la Renamo menaçait déjà de reprendre les armes malgré l'accord de paix signé à Rome en 1992. Dans ce contexte, l'attaque survenue hier à Muxungé a fait monter la tension d'un cran. La Renamo se sent exclue de ...
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    1. Mozambique : Affrontement sanglant entre policiers et ex-rebelles, 5 morts

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    Moz govt agrees to talks with ex-rebels
    2012-11-23
    Maputo - Mozambique's government has agreed to hold talks with former Renamo rebels led by Afonso Dhlakama, who returned to the bush last month threatening to destabilise the country unless his demands for negotiations were met. "In an extraordinary ...
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      Renamo Claims ?Secret Contact? With Govt
      2012-10-29
      On 16 October, Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama moved from his house in the northern city of Nampula to a hut in the bush in the central district of Gorongosa. He demanded that President Armando Guebuza come personally to Gorongosa to discuss a string ...
      (AllAfrica.com)
      1. Dhlakama back in the bush

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      1 dead, 3 wounded in northern Mozambique clashes
      2012-03-08
      Some fugitives were believed to be hiding out in Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama's home in Nampula. Dhlakama was believed to be in the house as well. The Nampula area has long been a Renamo stronghold. Dina said later Thursday that life had returned to ...
      (The Associated Press)
      1. Mozambique Former Rebels Clash With Police in Northern Province
      2. Mozambique police officer dies in clash with ex-rebels
      3. Renamo Kills Policeman in Nampula

      2011
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      Dhlakama anuncia segundo encontro com presidente
      2011-12-28
      O líder da RENAMO, Afonso Dhlakama, disse que as manifestações, que visam derrubar o Governo em 24 horas, «não estão devidamente estruturadas» e que deverá manter um novo encontro com o Presidente moçambicano, Armando Guebuza, até sábado. ...
      (Diário Digital)
      1. Moçambique: Dhlakama anuncia segundo encontro com chefe de Estado
      2. Líder da oposição satisfeito com diálogo com presidente de Moçambique
      3. Reunião até Sábado entre o Presidente de Moçambique e a Renamo

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      Mozambique: Dhlakama Threatens to Paralyse Country
      2011-12-19
      Maputo — Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, has threatened to bring the entire country to a standstill through demonstrations organised by his party. Speaking on Saturday to a crowd of ...
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        Líder da RENAMO denuncia suposta "manipulação de religiosos"
        2011-10-04
        Nampula - O líder da RENAMO, Afonso Dhlakama, condenou hoje (terça-feira) aquilo que considera de manipulação das confissões religiosas na disseminação de mensagens de preservação da paz em Moçambique, noticia a LUSA. Afonso Dhlakama acusou o Governo ...
        (AngolaPress)
        1. RENAMO anuncia Plano B para derrubar FRELIMO