Mozambique urged to use force wisely, aid and dialogue to tackle insurgency

Mozambique should combine its military response to a spiralling jihadist insurgency with aid to disenchanted communities and dialogue with militants to offer them an exit from violence, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said Friday. The Brussels-based think tank urged Maputo to “use force wisely” in tackling the brutal campaign unfolding in its gas-rich north. The … Read more

Mozambique army says ‘significant’ number of militants killed in Palma battle

Mozambique’s military has said a “significant” number of militants were killed in fighting for the northern town and gas hub of Palma, seized by Islamic State-linked jihadists last month. Palma was taken in a coordinated attack on March 24, in a major escalation of an insurgency that has been raging in Cabo Delgado province for … Read more