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November 3, 1986 | Associated Press
The ruling Marxist party today elected Foreign Minister Joaquim Chissano to succeed the late Samora M. Machel as president of Mozambique. The 47-year-old Chissano, who is regarded as a moderate Marxist, becomes this southern African nation's second president just over two weeks after Machel was killed in a plane crash in South Africa. The 120-member Central Committee chose Chissano as leader of the nation's lone party, the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique.
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November 3, 1986 | Associated Press
The ruling Marxist party today elected Foreign Minister Joaquim Chissano to succeed the late Samora M. Machel as president of Mozambique. The 47-year-old Chissano, who is regarded as a moderate Marxist, becomes this southern African nation's second president just over two weeks after Machel was killed in a plane crash in South Africa. The 120-member Central Committee chose Chissano as leader of the nation's lone party, the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique.
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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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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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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.
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May 5, 1986 | From Reuters
Tanzanian President Ali Hassan Mwinyi has accused the United States of fighting "shoulder to shoulder" with South Africa against the Angolan government. Mwinyi, speaking Saturday night at a banquet given here by Mozambican President Samora M. Machel, said his country deplores the Reagan Administration's decision earlier this year to aid right-wing rebels headed by Jonas Savimbi, who are fighting the Marxist government.
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June 26, 1985
Mozambique marked its 10th anniversary of independence from Portugal with a parade through the capital city of Maputo by 150,000 cheering people. Marxist President Samora M. Machel ended the colorful, three-hour march with a speech in which he said, "There is no force capable of bringing down the People's Republic of Mozambique, from whatever corner." He referred to anti-Marxist guerrillas who have seriously damaged the nation's economy.
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October 13, 1986
Leaders of six black-ruled nations in southern Africa met in Mozambique for a one-day summit and protested that South Africa is massing armed forces along its borders with Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Representatives of those countries and of Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Tanzania urged "all peoples and governments of the world to block South Africa's race toward generalized war." Their summit followed by one day a national alert called by Mozambique President Samora M.
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September 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha today acknowledged to officials in neighboring Mozambique that his country had aided Mozambican rebels in defiance of a peace treaty, the Foreign Ministry said. But Botha also said Mozambique was harboring guerrillas fighting to overthrow white-minority rule in South Africa.
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October 29, 1986 | Associated Press
Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha said Tuesday that he has asked the United States to send an expert to help decode the flight recorders of the Soviet-built jet that crashed Oct. 19, killing President Samora M. Machel of Mozambique and 33 others. Botha said Soviet investigators probing the crash of the Tupolev 134 want to return to Moscow today with the four data recorders.
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October 31, 1986 | From Reuters
The government Thursday angrily denied allegations that South Africa was behind the plane crash that killed Mozambican President Samora M. Machel and warned its accusers they are playing "a dangerous game." Machel's death Oct. 19, amid tensions between his country and Pretoria, aroused speculation that South Africa was responsible for bringing down the Soviet-built plane, which crashed just inside South Africa near the Mozambique border, killing Machel and 33 others.
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