Mozambique's president and the leader of the country's main opposition group signed a new peace accord Tuesday, pledging to end years of violence and facilitate elections in the fall.
Afonso Dhlakama died last week in his hideout in the Gorongosa mountains, aged 65, without nominating a successor.
Afonso Dhlakama led Renamo party, a rebel movement, for 39 years and fought a 16-year war against the ruling Frelimo party. Renamo later emerged as an opposition party that still retained its armed fighters.
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