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April 22, 1986
A car packed with explosives blew up in central Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, injuring 50 people, officials said. Two other explosions were reported in Maputo's suburbs. The Mozambique National Resistance claimed responsibility for the blasts, saying it was part of a new strategy of attacking major cities. The right-wing group, backed by the South African government, is demanding new general elections and power sharing.
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December 7, 1997 | MORT ROSENBLUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Free-market democracy seems a strange fit for this scrapheap of Marxist dreams, crippled by civil war. But to its own surprise, Mozambique is suddenly an example for Africa. In this Mediterranean-flavored capital, bankers in suits weave among construction crews on Mao Tse-tung and Ho Chi Minh streets. At night, neon bounces gaily off flaking pastel walls. On rich rural land that for years produced only famine, farmers are harvesting again.
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NEWS
July 12, 1987 | Associated Press
Rebels killed six people and wounded two in attacks on two trucks 25 miles west of the Mozambique capital of Maputo, the national news agency AIM reported Saturday.
NEWS
October 25, 1994
Mozambique holds its first democratic election Thursday and Friday, giving the war-ravaged country a chance for long-lasting peace. The United Nations, which is supervising the vote, hopes to recoup its record in Africa after recent debacles in Angola, Somalia and Rwanda. President Joaquim Chissano's ruling Frelimo party, which has governed since the southeast African nation won independence from Portugal in 1975, is expected to win the poll for Parliament and president.
NEWS
May 30, 1987 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
South African commandos, apparently hunting insurgents of the African National Congress, raided the Mozambican capital of Maputo early Friday and killed three people, Mozambique's official AIM news agency reported. Four attacks, all near the presidential palace in Maputo's well-to-do Polana district, were carried out simultaneously about 3 a.m. by heavily armed, four-man squads. They got away by boat after blowing up their cars on the Maputo seafront, according to the news agency.
NEWS
November 30, 1987 | United Press International
Rightist guerrillas killed at least 63 people and wounded 78 in an attack on an army-escorted civilian convoy north of Maputo, hospital and government officials said Sunday. The attack Saturday on the main road near Maluana, 32 miles from the capital of Maputo was blamed by government officials on the guerrillas' Mozambique National Resistance. On Sunday, 32 charred and burning trucks and buses lined the road for almost a mile.
NEWS
December 7, 1997 | MORT ROSENBLUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Free-market democracy seems a strange fit for this scrapheap of Marxist dreams, crippled by civil war. But to its own surprise, Mozambique is suddenly an example for Africa. In this Mediterranean-flavored capital, bankers in suits weave among construction crews on Mao Tse-tung and Ho Chi Minh streets. At night, neon bounces gaily off flaking pastel walls. On rich rural land that for years produced only famine, farmers are harvesting again.
NEWS
October 21, 1986 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Samora M. Machel, president of Mozambique, was a man of fiery intensity, quick wit and immense charisma, a heroic figure in revolutionary Africa. But those qualities were not enough to stop Mozambique's economic slide, which began when the Portuguese colonialists--most of the professional middle-class--fled after the country became independent from Portugal in 1975.
NEWS
July 19, 1985 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Just across the Limpopo River from Chokwe, more than 5,500 Mozambique peasants, the victims of five years of drought, are starving, and Red Cross workers cannot take them any of the food stockpiled here from donations from around the world. "They are at the point where they are eating roots, bark from trees, leaves, whatever they can find," said Birgitte Bay, a Danish nutritionist working in Chokwe for the League of Red Cross Societies.
NEWS
December 14, 1989 | Reuters
South African President Frederik W. de Klerk will visit Maputo on Friday for talks with President Joaquim Chissano, the Mozambican AIM news agency announced Wednesday. De Klerk met Chissano in Maputo last July before he became South Africa's state president.
NEWS
January 8, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reminiscences of the old days, from a table in an aging restaurant on the beachfront five miles out of town: "My father used to cart water out here in an old Chevy," says Emmanuel Petrakakis, who today manages the Costa do Sol. It's 50 years since his parents came from Greece and made famous their proprietary way of grilling the giant prawns that fishermen scoop up along the shore. "We didn't have water then. . . ."
BOOKS
September 23, 1990 | ALEX RAKSIN
Lying in a Mozambican hospital and learning that he has lost an arm and an eye in a bomb attack that crumpled his car, African National Congress lawyer Albie Sachs is overcome by a feeling of profound elation. The feeling turns out to be neither ephemeral nor drug-induced: "Running to Maputo" is an unflinchingly loving and affirmative book, enticingly mysterious for the way it seems to draw strength from such an act of malice.
NEWS
December 14, 1989 | Reuters
South African President Frederik W. de Klerk will visit Maputo on Friday for talks with President Joaquim Chissano, the Mozambican AIM news agency announced Wednesday. De Klerk met Chissano in Maputo last July before he became South Africa's state president.
NEWS
November 30, 1987 | United Press International
Rightist guerrillas killed at least 63 people and wounded 78 in an attack on an army-escorted civilian convoy north of Maputo, hospital and government officials said Sunday. The attack Saturday on the main road near Maluana, 32 miles from the capital of Maputo was blamed by government officials on the guerrillas' Mozambique National Resistance. On Sunday, 32 charred and burning trucks and buses lined the road for almost a mile.
NEWS
July 12, 1987 | Associated Press
Rebels killed six people and wounded two in attacks on two trucks 25 miles west of the Mozambique capital of Maputo, the national news agency AIM reported Saturday.
NEWS
May 30, 1987 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
South African commandos, apparently hunting insurgents of the African National Congress, raided the Mozambican capital of Maputo early Friday and killed three people, Mozambique's official AIM news agency reported. Four attacks, all near the presidential palace in Maputo's well-to-do Polana district, were carried out simultaneously about 3 a.m. by heavily armed, four-man squads. They got away by boat after blowing up their cars on the Maputo seafront, according to the news agency.
NEWS
November 12, 1986 | From Reuters
General elections in Mozambique, suspended after President Samora M. Machel died in a plane crash last month, resumed Monday, a government statement said Tuesday. It said the election, which began Aug. 15, will be completed by Dec. 15 instead of Nov. 15, as originally scheduled.
NEWS
October 25, 1994
Mozambique holds its first democratic election Thursday and Friday, giving the war-ravaged country a chance for long-lasting peace. The United Nations, which is supervising the vote, hopes to recoup its record in Africa after recent debacles in Angola, Somalia and Rwanda. President Joaquim Chissano's ruling Frelimo party, which has governed since the southeast African nation won independence from Portugal in 1975, is expected to win the poll for Parliament and president.
NEWS
November 12, 1986 | From Reuters
General elections in Mozambique, suspended after President Samora M. Machel died in a plane crash last month, resumed Monday, a government statement said Tuesday. It said the election, which began Aug. 15, will be completed by Dec. 15 instead of Nov. 15, as originally scheduled.
NEWS
October 21, 1986 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Samora M. Machel, president of Mozambique, was a man of fiery intensity, quick wit and immense charisma, a heroic figure in revolutionary Africa. But those qualities were not enough to stop Mozambique's economic slide, which began when the Portuguese colonialists--most of the professional middle-class--fled after the country became independent from Portugal in 1975.
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