Mozambique

Mozambique president sued in UK over $2 billion debt scandal

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi is being sued in London by a firm at the center of a $2 billion loan scandal that plunged his nation into a financial crisis. Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder Privinvest, owned by French-Lebanese billionaire Iskandar Safa, signed contracts with Mozambican state companies to supply tuna fishing and maritime security vessels. To finance the deal, the government took out secret loans in 2013 and...

Government Forces Kill Key Islamist Militant Leader In Mozambique

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi on Monday implored Islamist militants operating in the country’s far north to surrender, saying they had nowhere to run. Nyusi made the remarks while commemorating Peace and National Reconciliation Day, which coincidentally came a day after allied Rwandan, Mozambican, and southern African forces said they had killed a senior Islamist militant leader along with 18 other fighters in an offensive on...

Rwanda’s Kagame visits troops fighting Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado insurgency

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Friday began a two-day visit to northern Mozambique, where he has sent close to 1,000 troops to help local soldiers fight jihadist militants. Rwanda in July was the first of several African countries to provide reinforcements to Mozambique's army, overwhelmed by an insurgency in its gas-rich Cabo Delgado province linked to the Islamic State. Kagame landed in the provincial capital Pemba...

Jihadists hack to death Mozambique family – reports

Five members of a family have been hacked to death by suspected jihadists while making a sugar cane-based brew in a village in northern Mozambique, several local newspapers have reported, quoting military sources. The five lived in a camp for people displaced by the insurgency in Cabo Delgado province, and were surprised to be confronted by the suspected jihadists carrying machetes and firearms, the reports...

Ray of Hope in in Mozambique As Soldiers Reclaim Areas Seized By Militants

Mozambique's armed forces, with the help of Rwanda and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) forces, have reclaimed nearly all areas that were seized by militants in Cabo Delgado province, President Filipe Nyusi has announced, saying that some locals are returning to their homes. Speaking on Tuesday during an event to celebrate The Day of Victory, marking 46 years since the Portuguese colonial army was...

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