Nyusi signs peace agreement

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi will  sign a peace agreement to put a formal end to military hostilities with the main opposition party, Renamo, almost three decades after the end of a civil war.

Renamo and Nyusi’s ruling party fought on opposing sides of the 16-year conflict that killed an estimated 1 million people before a peace accord ended the fighting in 1992, although violence has flared up sporadically in the years since.

Nyusi, keen to sign a final peace treaty before presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections in October, has hailed progress towards peace, but at the same time infighting within Renamo and an Islamic insurgency in the north continue to threaten the country’s security.