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Restorative justice and the role of magamba spirits in post-civil war Gorongosa, central Mozambique.

Igreja, Victor
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) Luc Huyse and Mark Salter, eds, Traditional Justice and Reconciliation after Violent Conflict: Learning from African Experiences. Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. PP.61-83.

This chapter addresses the strategies for restorative justice at the community level that
developed in the aftermath of the 1976–92 civil war in Mozambique. The General Peace
Agreement, signed in Rome, Italy, on 4 October 1992 between the Mozambican
Government, represented by the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frente de
Libertação de Moçambique, Frelimo), and the former rebel movement the Mozambican
National Resistance (Resistência Nacional Moçambicana, Renamo), brought an end to
almost two decades of very bloody civil war. The negotiations for peace which unfolded
between 1990 and 1992 were preceded and accompanied by a comprehensive set of
political changes to the post-colonial Marxist–Leninist regime, and replaced that regime
with the pluralistic constitution of 1990 which established a multiparty democratic
system and a market-oriented economy. Alongside the peace negotiations, these sociopolitical
and economic changes were determining factors in the resolution of the civil
war. (excerpt)


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