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Peace force for Mozambique

NEW YORK (Reuter) - The United Nations yesterday established its fourth major peace-keeping operation this year, authorising 7,500 troops and civilians to monitor a ceasefire and elections in Mozambique. The vote in the Security Council was unanimous.

The UN Operation in Mozambique (ONUMOZ) will oversee a peace accord signed in Rome in October by the country's former Marxist government and rebels of the Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo), at an estimated cost of pounds 200m.