MOZAMBIQUE AND TANZANIA AGREE TO JOINTLY FIGHT EXTREMIST GROUP

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Mozambican state media reported an agreement with neighbouring Tanzania to fight the growing Islamic extremism affecting both countries. Police chiefs from both countries met in the Tanzanian city of Mtwara to discuss a strategy on how to address increased violence that has claimed hundreds of lives in both nations. The two sides signed a memorandum…

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11 NOVEMBER ’20 | PRAY FOR MOZAMBIQUE

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Dear prayer partners, On Thursday 29 October, a boat carrying at least 70 people – fleeing the extreme violence in Cabo Delgado – sank in the Indian Ocean north of the regional capital of Pemba in Mozambique, more than 40 are feared dead. The UN International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported that thousands of people…

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REGIONAL LEADERS CALL FOR ‘ACTION PLAN’ ON MOZAMBIQUE INSURGENCY

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On Monday 17 August, Southern African leaders pledged their commitment to supporting Mozambique’s government in its fight against the insurgency in Cabo Delgado province, however, they did not specify any details of what practical or military support they would give. The Islamist group Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama or Ansar al-Sunna (meaning ‘supporters of tradition’), which…

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MOZAMBIQUE JIHADISTS CAPTURE STRATEGIC PORT

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By Donnelly McCleland  Islamist insurgents captured the strategic northern Mozambique port town of Mocimboa da Praia on Monday [23 March], their biggest prize in a 30-month-long insurgency, according to security sources and the official news agency. The insurgents attacked by land and sea before dawn and overran the town and its military base, according to…

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DEVASTATION ACROSS THREE COUNTRIES IN CYCLONE IDAI’S WAKE

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By Donnelly McCleland More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique, while scores have been killed and more than 150 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe. The city of Beira in central Mozambique bore Cyclone Idai’s full wrath on Thursday [14 March] before the storm barrelled on…

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ISSUE 197 | 21 JUNE 2018

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