Mozambican War of Independence

Summary

Mozambican War of Independence
Part of the Portuguese Colonial War, Decolonisation of Africa, and the Cold War
LocationMozambique.svg
Mozambique within modern-day Africa.
Date25 September 1964–8 September 1974
(9 years, 11 months and 2 weeks)
June 25, 1975 (independence)
Location
Result

FRELIMO political victory

Belligerents
Mozambique FRELIMO Portugal Portugal
Commanders and leaders
Mozambique Eduardo Mondlane (1962–69),
Mozambique Joaquim Chissano (1962–75),
Mozambique Filipe Samuel Magaia (1964–66),
Mozambique Samora Machel (1969–75)
Portugal António Augusto dos Santos (1964–69),
Portugal Kaúlza de Arriaga (1969–74)
Strength
15,000–20,000[35][36] 50,000 (May 17, 1970)[37]
Casualties and losses

Mozambiquan sources: 4,000

Western sources:10,000 killed[38]
3,500 killed[38]
Civilian casualties:
50,000 killed[38]