A southern African bloc of countries has agreed to deploy troops to Mozambique to help it tackle an escalating conflict that has over the past three-and-a-half years killed nearly 3,000 people and displaced almost 800,000. The 16-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) bloc “approved” the deployment of the “SADC Standby[…]
More than 1,000 survivors of a deadly attack last week on the town of Palma in northern Mozambique have safely reached the port of Pemba by boat, some of them crying on arrival after spending days hiding in the forest. Aid workers on Thursday were at the crowded port in[…]
Efforts to evacuate people trapped after an attack by rebel fighters in Palma, Mozambique, are continuing despite the tense situation. Rebel fighters attacked the town of Palma in Cabo Delgado province near the border with Tanzania on Wednesday, killing dozens and injuring scores of others. Several people are still unaccounted[…]
Mozambique’s government has said dozens of civilians were killed in an attack this week on the northern town of Palma, including seven people whose convoy of vehicles was ambushed as they attempted to flee. Omar Saranga, a spokesman for the defence and security forces, told journalists on Sunday that hundreds[…]
People are fleeing a surge of attacks in northern Mozambique where witnesses have described beheadings, mass kidnappings and villages burned to the ground, the United Nations has said. UN officials said armed groups have stepped up assaults in Cabo Delgado province, where a rebellion by a group that espouses its[…]
Vote counting has begun in Mozambique after key parliamentary, presidential and provincial elections that President Filipe Nyusi said should help anchor peace in the southern African nation. Acceptance of the results of Tuesday’s elections are seen as a key test of a peace deal signed in August between the ruling Frelimo party and its old civil-war-foe-turned-political-rival, Renamo.[…]
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on Tuesday night said it would send a “high-level team” to Mozambique to probe a shooting incident in which two officers from the Mozambique border police were shot dead. In a statement, SANDF spokesman, Brigadier General Mafi Mgobozi said a delegation had been[…]
SANDF Soldiers deployed to the Mozambique border have exchanged gunfire with police from the neighbouring state prompting a board of inquiry. Details of the incident are limited to a brief statement issued by SANDF spokesperson Brig-Gen Mafi Mgobozi. “The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) can confirm that a shooting[…]
South Africa said Tuesday it would send home former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang, who has been held since December on a US arrest warrant, to face corruption charges. “I have decided that the accused, Mr Manuel Chang, will be extradited to stand trial for his alleged offences in Mozambique,”[…]
Guludo/Ibo, Mozambique – Piles of debris lie where thatched mud huts once stood in the village of Guludo in northern Mozambique. Broken pieces of furniture and muddied books litter the landscape and many like Asma Mushillah, 53, spend their days trying to salvage what they can from the rubble. In an ordinary year, the[…]
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