Hope in Northern Mozambique As Insurgents Run Out of Food

Mozambican police sources say recruits were attracted to the insurgent cause, not because of any religious or ideological conviction, but because they have been promised large sums of money. These reports are in line with claims made in January 2021 that the militants are running out of food. A man who escaped from a camp in Mocimboa da Praia district told the independent newssheet "Carta de Mocambique" that "there are no conditions for survival" in the bases. Cabo Delgado province has seen a significant increase in militant activity in 2020. At least 900 civilians have been killed, and over 150,000 more have fled Cabo Delgado since the insurgency began in 2017.

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Violence in Cabo Delgado has forced hundreds of people to flee their homes.

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