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Terror on our doorstep, as Mozambique insurgency brews

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An insurgency crisis is brewing next door to South Africa and it is time neighbours and global superpowers stepped in, experts have urged. The home of what is set to become one of the world’s biggest natural gas reserve, Cabo Delgado, in northern Mozambique was home to a somewhat mysterious group of insurgents, which have to date killed at least 600 people.


11 Feb 2020
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Terror on our doorstep, as Mozambique insurgency brews

"Africa is... the continent that suffered the most terrorist attacks in 2017," Konan said. AFP/File/STEFAN HEUNIS

An insurgency crisis is brewing right on South Africa’s doorstep and it is time neighbours and global superpowers stepped in, according to experts. The home of what is set to become one of the world’s biggest natural gas reserve, Cabo Delgado, in northern Mozambique, was home to a somewhat mysterious group of insurgents which have to date killed at least 600 people. While the Mozambican military appeared to have contained the spread of the violence, experts have predicted the group could move to other regions. Increased activity by the group near exploration projects in the region prompted military action by...

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