n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - Mozambique's civil war rivalry redux - : Southern Africa - issue in focus

Volume 2013, Issue 10
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Southern Africa is unlikely to suffer the degree of problems from Mozambique that were endured during the country's civil war, which lasted from 1975 to 1992. That was a time of massive refugee egress into neighbouring countries, a proverbial 'flood of arms' into the region, and economic turmoil that affected interregional trade. However, renewed tensions in 2013 between the former antagonists carry the seeds that may sprout into real-life disruptions in regional transportation. Also likely would be a renewed movement of refugees and humanitarian services, and the inability of international buyers of Mozambican natural resources to have their contracts honoured and their goods delivered.

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