Tag Archives: Cabo Delgado province

WFP probes sex-for-food complaints in Mozambique

WFP probes sex-for-food complaints in Mozambique

The World Food Program (WFP) on Thursday held a meeting with local officials in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province over food aid recipients who accused community leaders involved in the relief distribution of demanding sexual favors . The head of the UN agency in Mozambique, Maurício Bortee, expressed concern about the …

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Mozambique: arrest of Tanzanian jihadist leader

Mozambique: arrest of Tanzanian jihadist leader

A Tanzanian terrorist leader known as Ali has been arrested in Nangade district in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambican troops said. Ali, 39-year-old was captured with six other Islamic State group-linked insurgents, military officials say. The terrorist’s capture comes amid a deteriorating security situation in the district, with …

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Mozambique: sacked minister appointed envoy to Rwanda

Amade Miquidade

The Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has appointed Amade Miquidade, an interior minister recently sacked as the country’s high commissioner to Rwanda. Amade Miquidade was dismissed from office last week and was replaced by the country’s first woman interior minister, Arsenia Massingue, two days later. Before his dismissal, he was one …

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Mozambique: president Nyusi appoints first female interior minister

Arsenia Felicidade Felix Massingue

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has appointed Arsenia Felicidade Felix Massingue as the country’s first female interior minister and Cristóvão Artur Chume as national defence minister. The previous ministers in charge of defence and interior security were both sacked this week. Mr Chume is a major-general noted for commanding the forces …

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Mozambique: villagers rescued after being abducted by Islamists

Villagers rescued after being abducted by Islamists

Southern African Development Community (SADC) troops rescued forty-seven people who had been kidnapped in northern Mozambique by Islamists. There was no confrontation between SADC troops and the Islamic State-linked militants, because the five hostage-takers fled when they realised the presence of the regional force, reports say. Read also: Cambridge to …

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