August 16, 2020

Mozambique insurgency tests region’s anti-conflict resolve

Johannesburg (AFP) – The audacious attack and occupation of a strategic port in Mozambique’s gas-rich province days before a summit of regional leaders will test southern Africa’s counter-insurgency skills, analysts say.Extremist fighters attacked the small but key town of Mocimboa da Praia — the third such attack this year alone — culminating in the capture of its port on Wednesday.Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado, which borders Tanzania, has been ravaged by a jihadist insurgency since October 2017.But the government waited until April this year to admit the presence of so…


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