09/05/2014 19:49 GMT
by Jinty JACKSON
MAPUTO, September 5, 2014 (AFP) - Mozambique's president signed a landmark peace deal with rebels in the capital Maputo on Friday, ending a two-year conflict that has rekindled memories of the country's brutal civil war.
President Armando Guebuza and Mozambican rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, who came out of hiding Thursday, signed the deal in front of around 100 diplomats and dignitaries in a ceremony witnessed by an AFP reporter.
The two leaders embraced, prompting jubilant cries and clapping from those gathered.