The Conflict with Renamo, 1976-1992
«March 1991»

Dossier MZ-0020


1977 1978 September 1981


133. AIM: Many Attacks Go Unreported Because of Poor Communications

FPLM soldier in a battle helmet

Above: A Mozambican government soldier in a battle-helmet. Detail from a cover photograph from the weekly news magazine Tempo.

The Mozambican News Agency, AIM, in its "Destabilisation Calendar", published monthly in the news bulletin MozambiqueFile noted that many Renamo attacks in remote parts of the country were unreported because of the poor state of communications. The March issue of the calendar included events from February. According to official sources, the FPLM claimed to have killed 149 Renamo fighters and taken another 30 prisoner between 1 and 25 March. Attacks that did draw media attention included one on a restaurant in Boane with 15 people killed, including women and children; on a train, with three casualties; and on vehicles near Masia, with two South African drivers wounded. The men spent two days in the bush before being rescued by the FPLM; they were medivacked in a private aircraft to South Africa where one man subsequently had his leg amputated.


Consolidated Downloadable Zipped Files

Click on the yellow folder image below to download an unsorted zipped archive of documents and press clippings in PDF format concerning the armed conflict between Renamo/MNR and the Mozambican government in March 1991.

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