Mozambique

  • Aug- 2020 -
    14 August
    Members of Islamic State Central African Province extremist group.

    Mozambique Battles Jihadists To Regain Key Port Town

    Mozambican security forces were Thursday engaged in a "tense" battle with Islamist militants to regain control of a key port in a gas-rich northern province.

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  • 13 August

    Jihadists Seize Key Port in Gas-Rich Northern Mozambique

    Islamist militants occupied a key port in gas-rich northern Mozambique on Wednesday following days of attacks claimed by an Islamic State-affiliated group, a military source and local media said.

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  • Jul- 2020 -
    6 July
    Members of Islamic State Central African Province extremist group.

    Insurgents Kill 8 Gas Project Workers in Northern Mozambique

    In Mozambique's restive north, attempts at tapping into offshore gas reserves was dealt another shock on June 27 when gunmen staged a deadly ambush on energy workers, killing eight.

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  • Jun- 2020 -
    1 June

    Mozambique May Have Killed Jihadist Leaders: President

    Mozambican security forces may have killed the leaders of the Islamist militants who have terrorized communities in the central and northern districts of Cabo Delgado, President Filipe Nyusi said. In an interview late Saturday on state television channel TVM, Nyusi said top officials were still trying to confirm their deaths which appear to have occurred after Thursday’s attack and occupation of the Macomia district headquarters. “We have information that senior officers of this force have been slaughtered, which we can consider to be the leadership, but the Defence and Security Forces will confirm this at a proper moment,” President Nyusi said. “We are learning how to deal with that force and we are encouraging the Defence and Security Forces to fight them.” Since 2017, a shadowy Islamist group has wreaked havoc among communities in the gas-rich north, burning huts, decapitating villagers, and killing more than 1,100 people, according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project. The jihadists have grown bolder over the past two months, stepping up attacks by destroying more important infrastructure such as government headquarters buildings, bank branches, and looting money. They have now ventured into towns as part of a declared campaign to establish an Islamist caliphate. Outnumbering …

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  • May- 2020 -
    29 May

    Fresh Jihadist Violence Hits Northern Mozambique

    Islamist militants terrorizing remote communities in Mozambique’s Muslim-majority north mounted a fresh attack on Thursday, police sources said, striking Macomia district in an early morning assault. Gunmen forced the population of several thousand inhabitants to flee, while the military and police withdrew from the area according to a police officer who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity. “We can’t defeat them. They’re very strong,” the officer who hid in the bush since dawn told AFP. The attack comes a week after Mozambique called on its southern African neighbors to help it fend off the escalating jihadist insurgency that began in 2017. Despite President Filipe Nyusi‘s promises, neither the police nor the army, recently shored up by foreign private security companies, has succeeded in preventing attacks. Called in from the port city of Pemba some 156 kilometers (96 miles) away, reinforcement helicopters operated by private security companies flew in a few hours after the assault erupted, to repel the attackers. The officer said although government buildings were destroyed, the damage could have been worse if not for the air force response that pushed the militants back. Over the last two years over 1,100 people have been left dead by the Islamist …

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  • Aug- 2019 -
    1 August
    Aftermath of RENAMO attack

    Renamo signs historic peace pact with Mozambique government

    Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo opposition leader Ossufo Momade signed a landmark agreement to end decades of hostilities

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  • Jun- 2019 -
    13 June
    Islamic State in Mozambique

    Islamic State arrival in Mozambique further complicates Cabo Delgado violence

    Islamic State claimed its first presence in Mozambique, attributing a June clash with the army near Mocimboa da Praia to its Central Africa Province affiliate

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  • May- 2019 -
    31 May
    The Defense Post

    Mozambique: 16 killed in Cabo Delgado truck attack

    An apparent insurgent attack in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique killed 16 people, the deadliest attack in the remote region since 2017

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  • Apr- 2019 -
    25 April
    The Defense Post

    Mozambique court jails 37 over Cabo Delgado violence

    A Mozambique court has sentenced 37 people to prison for involvement in violent attacks in the volatile northern Cabo Delgado province

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  • Feb- 2019 -
    22 February
    The Defense Post

    US gas company Anadarko’s convoy attacked in Mozambique

    One person was killed and six others injured when two convoys operated by US gas giant Anadarko came under attack in northern Mozambique, an area which has been rocked by a spate of violence

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