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Battle looms in Mozambique over Islamic extremists’ control of port

The stinging success of Mozambique’s Islamic extremist rebels in seizing and holding a northern port city signals to the government, neighboring countries and the world that Africa has yet another insurgency hotspot.A battle looms as the government is expected...

Mozambique becomes 1st Islamic State outpost in southern Africa

Mozambique has become the latest African stronghold of Islamic State (IS) after well-armed insurgents captured a strategic port in the north of the country.Fighters affiliated to IS overran the port of Mocimboa da Praia after several days of fighting...

Jihadists seize key Mozambique LNG port town

Fighters linked to Islamic State seized control of a northern Mozambican port town that’s been a key logistics link for a $23 billion natural-gas project that Total SE is building, according to Risk Advisory Group.It’s the third time this...

Islamist militants go berserk kill dozens in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Police in Mozambique said that Islamist militants have killed around 52 people in Cabo Delgado province, with some beheaded, after some people refused to be recruited into the militant group.Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced during the three-year...

Mozambicans in hundreds flee Islamist militants in the north

Hundreds of people are arriving in the Mozamican city of Pemba, mostly by boat, from areas attacked by Islamist militants last week, reports the independent TV station STV.Residents' houses were destroyed in attacks in Mocimboa da Praia and Quissinga...

Mozambique authorities find 64 migrants dead in a cargo truck

More than 60 undocumented migrants believed to be Ethiopians have been found dead in a cargo truck in Mozambique’s northwestern Tete province.The truck entered Mozambique from Malawi and was stopped early Tuesday at a checkpoint in Moatize, near the...

Riots close Mozambique-South Africa border

Clashes in South Africa close to the border with Mozambique on Wednesday prompted authorities to shut a crossing point between the two countries.Details about what happened in Manguzi town are still sketchy.Mozambican authorities say the only people now allowed...

Mozambican businesman kidnapped ‘outside his front door’ in Maputo

Mozambican high-profile businessman, Moniz Carsane, better known as Manish Cantilal has been abducted in the second such incidence in only a fortnight.Kidnappers seized Manish Cantilal, at around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the victim had just parked his vehicle, when...

Gunmen kidnap Mozambique businessman

Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped a wealthy businessman, Issufo Satar in the city of Chimoio in central Mozambique.An eyewitness told reporters that Issufo Satar, who owns a network of commercial establishments, was leaving one of the stores he owns on...

Mozambique to appeal S/African court ruling setting aside extradition of ex-finance minister

Mozambique’s government plans to appeal a South African court’s decision to revoke the planned extradition of former finance minister Manuel Chang, wanted in both his home country and the United States, a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.Chang,...
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Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

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US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

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