The Changing Culture of Mozambique

Part VI

Civil War

Civil war soon followed and lasted from 1977 to 1992. During that time the villages suffer from the quos that resulted from the divided focus. Mozambique becomes a target for more and more violent attacks. Communities become unsafe. Soldiers from both sides begin going through villages raping, killing, and kidnapping. The economy crumbles due to drought, floods, and the inability to trade.

In September 1984 FRELIMO changes the socialist policies to meet the criteria of IMF and the World Bank.  FRELIMO acknowledges the people’s desire for traditions to return. The Mozambicans’ greatest desire was for peace and a chance to enjoy life without forced labor, war, or the void of their traditions.

2 Responses to “The Changing Culture of Mozambique”

  1. OK nice to see- informed blogs are always welcome! Peace.

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