The Conservative government’s failure to win a majority in the recent UK general election has forced Theresa May to seek an alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party. Kaitlin Ball reflects on the enduring power of paramilitarism in Northern Ireland politics and asks whether the peace process will survive May's 'coalition of chaos'.
A truce in Mozambique has halted, but not resolved, an insurgency that defies an international discourse on Mozambique as a poster-child for liberal post-war recovery. With hindsight, the accord that ended the 1976-92 civil war appears to have set the country up for a return to violence 20 years later. Democracy and global trade consolidated Frelimo’s dominance in politics, while Renamo opposition leader Afonso’s Dhlakama’s best chance to assert himself was by remobilising the armed men who remained within his fiefdom. Although this is not a popular uprising, it was made possible by Renamo tapping into present and historic grievance against the state.
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