“Homoine Massacre”

Africa Research Bulletin (Political Series) V. 24, N. 9,

 August 15, 1987, p. 8561



The Article :

The article describe the massacre of more 380 peasants by the Mozambique National Resistance (see next article “Seemingly Endless War is Strangling Mozambique” by Sheila Rule, The New York Times, January 25, 1988, for historical background). There are two main fact about the hormoine massacre. First, most of the victims were women, children, eldery people and patients from the district hospital. Second, this massacre was the one of the worst in 7 years of guerilla (1987).

“It recalls the Wyriamu massacre by portuguese troops in the final days of colonial period”.


Summary by Marie Keszler