Mozambique has had peace for the last 20 years after decades of war. There are 2 political parties – FRELIMO who have always been in power and RENAMO. Municipal election are due this month.
About a year ago the leader of RENAMO moved from the northern city of Nampula back to the central mountainous area where they had their HQ during the war, this was occupied by the army 2 weeks ago and since then the leader has been in hiding. Since roughly April time there have been random attacks on buses travelling in the central area. In the last few weeks these attacks have escalated and spread across the country. 2 weeks a go the main post office in Maputo (capital) was attacked and the army got involved and then last week there were attacks outside Nampula. Yesterday there was yet another attack http://www.clubofmozambique.com/solutions1/sectionnews.php?secao=mozambique&id=30426&tipo=one