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Vol 59 No 14

Published 13th July 2018


Mozambique

New Islamists on the block

A wave of savage attacks in the northern province of Cabo Delgado by self-styled Islamist gangs is posing another threat to Mozambique's embattled government. Last weekend, a raid in the northern town of Palma, in the heart of the area where billions are set to be invested in natural gas infrastructure, saw several villagers brutally murdered, including by decapitation, and houses burned. Eight passengers are also believed missing following an attack on a vehicle in which a severed head was found.

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