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HRW: Mozambique anti-jihadist forces involved in rights abuses

Security forces in Mozambique waging the fight against jihadists in the country's north are guilty of "serious abuses" of human rights including summary executions, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.
A bus drives along a street in Macomia, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, June 11, 2018. Cabo Delgado, expected to become the center of a natural gas industry after several promising discoveries, has seen a string of assaults on security forces and civilians since October.

Tanzania arrests 104 for plotting ‘radical camps’ in Mozambique

Tanzanian police have arrested 104 suspected militants planning to establish bases in neighboring Mozambique, where scores of people have been killed in Islamist attacks over the last year, a senior official said.
A woman prepares to cast her ballot for Mozambique's local elections on October 10, 2018, at a polling station in the capital Maputo. - Mozambique holds local elections that could reveal cracks in the country's peace process after the ruling Frelimo party was accused of violence and intimidation during the campaign. (Photo by Roberto MATCHISSA / AFP)

Mozambique peace process under scrutiny in local polls

Mozambique held local elections on Wednesday that could expose cracks in the country's peace process after the ruling Frelimo party was accused of violence and intimidation during the run-up to the vote.
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Jihadists threaten Mozambique’s gas production

An unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique has raised fears the country will fail to fully cash in on a gas bonanza.

Mozambique’s own version of Boko Haram is tightening its deadly grip

Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is being held to ransom by an Islamist guerrilla movement. After months of skirmishes between police and members of the Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah, the region has now erupted into full violence.

Police: Suspected jihadists kill five in north Mozambique

Suspected jihadists killed five people using knives and machetes in an area of Mozambique that has been rocked by a spate of attacks blamed on radical Islamists, police said Thursday.

Suspected jihadists hack seven to death in Mozambique

Suspected jihadists hacked seven people to death with machetes and torched dozens of homes early on Tuesday in northern Mozambique, a region that has suffered a recent spate of similar attacks, police said.

Police kill nine ‘insurgents’ in Mozambique

Police in Mozambique said on Sunday that they killed nine “insurgents” in the country’s far north after ten people were decapitated by suspected jihadists in the region last weekend.

Police: 10 beheaded in Mozambique attack

Police in Mozambique said 10 people were beheaded in an attack over the weekend in an area where previous Islamist attacks have been reported.

Suspected Islamists behead 10 in Mozambique

Ten people including children were beheaded in a village in northern Mozambique in a weekend attack blamed on suspected Islamists, local sources said on Tuesday.

Mozambique deports 4,000 foreign nationals

Mozambique authorities deported at least 4,000 foreign nationals in a crackdown against illegal migration in 2017 alone, officials said.

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