Vanduzi, Mozambique — Sheltering from rain in a small tent, Titus Albaosui is trying to escape the fighting between government troops and rebel forces raging across central Mozambique. There are fears of a new civil war with this year’s sharp rise in hostilities. More than 15,000 people have fled to government-run camps, relatives’ homes or across the border to Malawi and Zimbabwe. Clashes between longtime foes the Frelimo government, Renamo rebels and an elected opposition party have revived the spectre of a new civil war. The previous civil war ended more than 20 years ago. "There is a war there — we could no longer live in our homes," said Albaosui, a 24-year-old farmer who left almost everything to flee 130km to a camp in Vanduzi after his uncle was killed. "Every day after 5pm we had to go sleep in the forest," he said. "It was no longer possible to stay (in the village), so we fled. If you take things, you’re asked ‘where are you going?’" Albaosui, who arrived at Vanduzi about...

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