The French embassy in Maputo last week advised against traveling to the troubled central Mozambican province of Sofala, the centre of the unrest between the Renamo rebel group and government forces.
The advice follows renewed hostilities after the army seized a Renamo base during a raid on Monday, prompting the group to declare the end of a two-decade peace deal that ended the country’s civil war in 1992.
Renamo claimed the attack was aimed at killing their leader, Afonso Dhlakama.
“We advise against any road travel in the province of Sofala, except Beira, unless necessary,” said an embassy statement.
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