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    Insurgent push in Cabo Delgado

    Insurgents made a major attack in Muidumbe district, Cabo Delgado this week. They also reoccupied Bilibiza on Monday (6 April), and at a meeting told local people that Islamic practices would now be followed. On the same day they occupied Miangalewa on the N380 road in Muidumbe, and stayed the whole day. The N380 is the only paved road from Pemba to Palma and Mocimboa da Praia and has been reopened to light trucks.

    On Tuesday insurgents moved from Miangalewa up the N381 road toward Mueda, occupying Xatia, Namacande (district town of Muidumbe), Ntchinga, and Muatade villages.

    The occupation of Ntchinga was particularly provocative because this has been a Frelimo base in the liberation war; it is still a military base, and it is claimed the soldiers fled. The insurgents have been criticised by President Filipe Nyusi of being "faceless" and not stating their goals. And they used their occupation of Ntchinga to record a second video to respond. At a public meeting, and speaking in the local language, kimwani, they said: "We are occupying this village to show that the government of the day is unfair. It humiliates the poor to the advantage of bosses. Those who are detained are those of the lower class, so this is not fair. Like it or not, we are defending Islam. We want an Islamist government, not a government of unbelievers. We are children of here and these faces are not new. And in the forest, we are many." (Carta de Mocambique 8 Apr)

    In the district town, Namacande, insurgents first attacked the security force base and the police post and captured weapons, then attacked public institutions and shops, notably the district government office, Millennium Bim bank, and the local petrol station.

    In Miangalewa they burned the Catholic church, shops, the workshop of the security firm Arkje, and kidnapped some people; one report says 6 people were killed. They attacked the military camp guarding the Japanese firm Konoike repairing the N380 bridge over the Messalo river. The soldiers fled and all vehicles and machinery at the construction camp were destroyed. In Muatade the secondary school, health post, houses and other infrastructure were burned. (@emorier, LUSA 7 Apr, CDD 8 Apr)







    Low flying South African registered helicopters with machine guns and white crew, apparently the Russian Wagner mercenaries, were photographed Tuesday and Wednesday flying up the coast and there are reports of fighting in Muidumbe.


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    Article from daily maverick

    just posting - seems to not be click-bait rubbish


    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/arti...st-extremists/

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    This really is awful...

    The authorities are better make sure they have a decent force protecting Pemba.

    Northern Moz is beautiful but light years away from Maputo and the south.

    Whenever I have been there I have always felt very far from authority and any form of law and government.

    The terrain and the social situation is such that these guys will soon be established in the ground and merging with the local population.

    The moment they become a parallel state and start providing better services than the central government does (which wouldn't take much!) the population will accept them and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossJ View Post
    Article from daily maverick

    just posting - seems to not be click-bait rubbish


    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/arti...st-extremists/

    Not at all...! Pinnacle news inside mozambique had already alerted to the attack in the quirimba island ( on the day !) and the counterattack by the private "military contractors" .....

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    I were there in 97, It is such a beautiful area. The last truly wild place in Africa.
    Sad that it would be inaccessible if these guys were to stay.
    Killing of white tourists wouldnt be a problem for them.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...bique-massacre


    This seems to have happened yesterday?

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    7 April, it is in the article.
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    Gas plant at Pemba now in danger of never being built/commisioned ?
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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52381507

    report earlier today -

    Mozambique villagers 'massacred' by Islamists

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    Image copyright AFP Image caption Troops have been battling to defeat the militants in Mozambique Islamist militants have killed around 52 people in northern Mozambique, police say.
    The police say that the villagers in Cabo Delgado province were "massacred", with some beheaded, after some people refused to be recruited into the militant group.
    Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced during the three-year insurgency in Cabo Delgado.
    No group has said it was behind the attack.


    A militant group calling itself al-Shabab operates in the area and last month briefly seized control of the town of Mocimboa de Praia.
    It is unclear whether it is linked to the significantly larger Somali movement of the same name.
    The Islamic State Central Africa Province (Iscap), affiliated with the Islamic State group, has said it was behind some previous attacks in Mozambique.

    The attack took place in the village of Xitaxi in Muidumbe district on 7 April but only came to light late on Tuesday.
    "Recently, the criminals tried to recruit young people to join their ranks, but there was resistance on the part of the youths. This provoked the anger of the criminals, who indiscriminately killed - cruelly and diabolically - 52 young people," police spokesman Orlando Mudumane told state media.
    Cabo Delgado is one of Mozambique's poorest regions, but is rich in untapped mineral resources.
    In 2010, Mozambique discovered huge gas reserves in Rovuma Basin, off the Indian Ocean coast of Cabo Delgado.
    Last Wednesday, national police commander Bernardino Rafael denied that any parts of the province were under the control of insurgents, reports Reuters news agency.
    There is conflicting information about the number of people killed in this incident, which happened two weeks ago. There have been reports that 14 local people were massacred. The Mozambique government - which rarely offers information about this sort of attack - has now announced a much larger figure.
    The timing and context of the police statement may be significant.
    The so-called Islamic State group - which has sought to take credit for recent insurgent attacks in northern Mozambique - has just put out a video claiming responsibility for the downing of a military helicopter in the region. The helicopter is reported to belong to one of several foreign security companies allegedly hired by the Mozambique government to support its counter-insurgency operations in Cabo Delgado province.
    There is speculation that the Mozambique authorities are now highlighting the 7 April incident in order to deflect attention from what is widely considered a propaganda coup for IS, which is actively seeking to build "franchise" operations in conflict zones across Africa.
    Other recent videos have tended to strengthen the theory that the insurgency in Cabo Delgado is a home-grown Islamist rebellion, fuelled largely by local grievances.
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