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Mozambique welcomes African forces to help tackle insurgency

Forces from Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Rwanda have been sent to Mozambique to help in the fight against Islamist militants.

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Has jihad incorporated really opened a branch in southern Africa? The Islamic State group may have claimed responsibility for the overrunning of a coastal town in northern Mozambique, but local grievances, poverty too long ignored and militants preying on a soft target seem to blame for the gruesome events that have come to a head in Cabo Delgado province. We ask about last week's attack and past efforts to repel insurgents by Mozambique special forces but also South African and Russian mercenaries.
6 Apr 2021
South Africa has deployed troops in Mozambique following a jihadist attack on the northern town of Palma. This comes as French energy giant Total withdraws all staff from the region.
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11 Apr 2021
Mozambique's military says it is regaining territory in the northern town and gas hub of Palma, seized by Islamic State-linked jihadists last month, claiming a "significant" number of militants had since been killed in fighting.
7 Apr 2021
Mozambican forces claim to have retaken the ransacked town of Palma from armed Islamist fighters. Despite this success, a glaring refugee crisis looms as regional bodies dither on providing military support.
11 Apr 2021
Five presidents have conveyed for a crisis summit in Maputo to discuss how to combat rebels in Mozambique. The meeting comes just after 12 people were beheaded following an attack claimed by the "Islamic State."
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French energy company Total has withdrawn workers from a $20 billion gas project in the southern African country after a nearby jihadi attack.
6 May 2021
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The Matthew Hassan Kukah Cente has called for psychological help for victims of insurgency in the state.
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Since 2017, the insurgency raging in northern Mozambique has cost close to 3,000 lives and displaced more than 700,000 people. On March 23, 2021, militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group attacked the town of Palma, prompting French energy group Total to shut down its operations in the region, despite having invested more than $20 billion dollars in a liquefied natural gas project there. As this mega-project is put on hold, and the company’s staff withdrawn – at least until stability is reestablished – the Mozambican government is largely refusing outside military assistance.
21 May 2021
More than 20,000 people are trapped in northern Mozambique two months after militants attacked the city of Palma. The oil giant Total suspended its activities in the region and the flow of displaced people to the capital of Cabo Delgado province does not stop.