MAPUTO, Mozambique – In a story May 21 about U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visiting Mozambique, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mozambique became independent in 1974, instead of 1975.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Ban praises Mozambique efforts, asks for more
Ban Ki-Moon praises progress in Mozambique, says resource income must be put to good use
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) —
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Mozambique has made tremendous progress in 20 years of peace but must put to good use the new natural resources income of an impoverished nation with one of the world's fastest growing economies.
Ban told reporters after meeting President Armando Guebuza that "new-found resources create new opportunities but generate heightened expectations."
Mozambique descended into civil war after independence from Portugal in 1975. The United Nations helped police a 1992 peace agreement with rebels who recently have clashed with police, charging the government has failed on promises to include its former fighters.
Ban said Mozambique shows that countries can recover from conflict.
He flies Wednesday to Congo, a country mired in decades of conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.