30 Apr 2021

UN: Nearly 30,000 fled attacks in Mozambique’s Palma since March

The United Nations has said that tens of thousands of people have fled the town of Palma in Mozambique following attacks last month. Approximately 30,000 people fled Palama since the fighters linked to ISIS raided the town on March 24. The raids marked an intensification in the violence that has

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13 Apr 2021

Nearly a million going hungry in conflict-hit Mozambique, U.N. says

According to a UN food agency statement made on Tuesday, almost one million people are facing severe hunger in northern Mozambique. The development is due to increases in the severity and frequency of Islamist violence in the region, forcing thousands to flee. Last month, Palma was attacked by Islamic State-linked

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06 Apr 2021

Mozambique town Palma ‘retaken’ from militant Islamists

Mozambique’s military has announced that it has regained full control of Palma, a town that was raided and taken over by militant Islamists over a week ago. An army spokesman stated that a significant number of militants were killed during the advance. Local media reported that residents were able to

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18 Dec 2020

Mozambique’s Islamist insurgency, UN warns of rising violence in Cabo Delgado

The UN has released warnings of heightened violence in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, due to Islamic State activity. According to the United Nations, the number of refugees coming from northern Mozambique has quadrupled this year, totaling 420,000. The refugees are fleeing their homes due to conflict, starvation, and terrorism. A senior

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24 Oct 2018

Tanzania Arrests 104 for Plotting ‘Radical Camps’ in Mozambique

Highlighting the recent growth of Islamic extremism in the area, Tanzania has arrested 104 suspected militants for plans to establish a training base in Mozambique near the countries’ borders. Since October 2017, 40 attacks have been recorded in one Mozambique province, near where one of the largest untapped natural gas

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26 Sep 2018

Emerging terror front: 12 killed, 14 wounded in Mozambique jihadist attacks

The traditionally Muslim area of northern Mozambique has not suffered from high levels of extremist teachings or practices until only recently. Since 2017, however, grizzly attacks in the region have surprised many tracking terrorist violence around the globe. The region’s Islamic Council has allegedly been warning local authorities about the

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13 Jun 2018

U.S. embassy warns Americans to leave northeastern Mozambique due to imminent attacks

Following a series of brutal attacks, the US embassy in Mozambique have issued a warning to citizens living in the northeast that future attacks are imminent. Departure from the area will include the closing of a major gas field. Terrorism in Mozambique is a fairly new phenomenon and it is

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30 May 2018

Islamist militants expanding to Mozambique: 10 beheaded in attack

“At least 10 people have been beheaded in northern Mozambique by suspected Islamist militants, officials say. Known locally as al-Shabab, the group was formed in 2015 as a religious organization and has no known links to the Somali jihadist group of the same name.” Source: Mozambique ‘jihadists behead’ villagers –

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