Fear Grips Northern Mozambique After Reports of Massacre

Reports of a new massacre over the past weekend in northern Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province sparked outrage on Twitter. Over 50 people had been beheaded on a football pitch in the village of Muatide, reports claimed, which were echoed in international media outlets. Deutsche Welle notes that it is difficult to verify information from the remore area. The province has been in the grip of a rebellion since 2017, fuelled by the alleged neglect of the region by the national government. Insurgents linked to the Islamic State, ISIS, have been exploiting the unrest, carrying out brutal attacks and recruiting disillusioned youth.

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Cabo Delgado (file photo).

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