March 10, 1990 |
Mozambique's guerrilla war will top the agenda when President Joaquim Chissano meets President Bush in Washington next Tuesday. "A review of the process toward achieving peace in Mozambique will be at the top of our list," Melissa Wells, the U.S. ambassador in Maputo, said. The visit, Chissano's first to the Bush White House, comes at a crucial time for the African nation. In addition to the 14-year-old civil war, Chissano faces a wave of strikes by workers dissatisfied with a U.S.
February 15, 1990 |
Right-wing rebels ambushed a train, killing 47 people and wounding more than 50, Mozambique's state-run news agency AIM reported. Several survivors were kidnaped, it said. The train carrying mainly miners returning from their jobs in South Africa was six miles from the border town of Ressano Garcia, and about 44 miles northwest of Maputo, when rebels of the Mozambique National Resistance detonated a remote-controlled mine that derailed six passenger cars, then opened fire.
October 29, 1989 |
Mozambican sources said Saturday that seven Americans and two other foreigners detained last week in northwestern Mozambique were traveling with supporters of the right-wing Mozambique National Resistance movement, which has waged a debilitating guerrilla war against the Marxist government in this former Portuguese colony for more than a decade. These sources and U.S.
October 10, 1989 |
Mozambican right-wing rebels said Monday they have killed about 100 soldiers in an offensive aimed at forcing the government to hold direct peace talks. In a statement released in Lisbon, the Mozambique National Resistance said that nearly all the government soldiers were killed last Thursday in a battle at the Magude barracks, about 65 miles north of Maputo, the capital.
December 4, 1988
In a massive sabotage operation that began last April, right-wing Mozambican rebels have destroyed 674 pylons on a power transmission line linking the Cahora Bassa Dam in northern Mozambique to South Africa. The figure was given by Ian McRae, director of South Africa's state-run power company and chairman of a three-nation committee charged with repairing the power line.
September 13, 1988 |
South African President Pieter W. Botha traveled into black Africa on Monday to promise that his government will not support the right-wing guerrillas whose attacks have devastated Mozambique's economy. His talks with Mozambique's President Joaquim Chissano were held beside the Zambezi River at the mighty Cahora Bassa Dam--a white elephant since rebels whom Botha's government is widely accused of backing damaged the power lines that took its electricity to South Africa.