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Vol 62 No 18

Published 9th September 2021


Samia the securocrat

The new president supports her security establishment’s policies on the Mozambican insurgency as well as harsh repression of the civil opposition

Although it is the neighbouring country most affected by the Islamist insurgency in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado, Tanzania's response to the conflict is the most misunderstood. Many of Mozambique's Islamist insurgents first organised in Tanzania and their presence in Mozambique is, arguably, a product of their suppression there, according to intelligence and political sources in Dar es Salaam.

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