Amnesty Report Details Human Rights Violations in Mozambique
Hundreds of civilians in Mozambique have been unlawfully killed by the armed group known locally as 'Al-Shabaab', government security forces and a private military company hired by the government, Amnesty International said today, as it published a new report on the ongoing conflict in Cabo Delgado. The report, 'What I Saw Is Death': War Crimes in Mozambique's Forgotten Cape, documents serious violations of international humanitarian law by all parties resulting in widespread death, destruction and a humanitarian crisis that has caused more than half-a-million people to flee. Cabo Delgado 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.
New Killings in Cabo Delgado
AIM, 22 February 2021
Islamist terrorists have murdered four people in the Quionga administrative post, in Palma district, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, according to a report in… Read more »
Militants Driven Back From Position in Mocimboa da Praia
AIM, 19 February 2021
A terrorist group on Tuesday attacked a position of the Mozambican defence and security forces at the village of Roma, in Mocimboa da Praia district, in the northern province of… Read more »
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 ... Read more »
A seizure of drugs on a beach in Nacala Porto district shows that the Cabo Delgado war has pushed the trade south to the coast of Nampula, writes Joseph Hanlon of Mozambi Read more »
Mozambique's security forces have fought off an attack by militants within the area of Total's U.S.$20 billion liquefied natural gas concession, dramatically raising risks for one ... Read more »
The European Union may train Mozambican troops in order to step up the fight against the insurgency in northern Mozambique, Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva has ... Read more »
The crisis has caused more than half-a-million people to flee.