Insurgents

  • Africa & World

    Mozambique requested EU support to fight insurgents

    MOZAMBIQUE has formally asked the European Union (EU) for support to battle Islamist militants in its gas-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado. It has requested support in logistics and specialised training for its soldiers. The southern African nation has been fighting the insurgents for three years with little success. At least 1,500 people have been killed and an estimated 250,000…

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  • Africa & World

    al-Shabab overruns Mozambican villages

    The al-Shabab fundamentalist group targeted a village in Macomia district in northern Mozambique on Tuesday, the latest in a spate of attacks in an area that has become notoriously dangerous. A government commission recently visited the affected Cabo Delgado province, but did not go near the hot zones. Journalists are battling to get access to the areas where fighting started…

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