Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Mozambique Murders

  Save the Children says Islamist militants are beheading children as young as 11 in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado.

More than 2,500 people have been killed and 700,000 have fled their homes since an Islamist insurgency began in 2017.

Human rights groups say security forces have also carried human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrests, torture and killings, during operations against the jihadists.

Mozambique is the eighth poorest country in the world. Cabo Delgado is the poorest province in Mozambique and yet there's tremendous mineral resources there and there's a sense by some that the resources are not being shared equally so that seems to be a driver of the conflict.

Mozambique insurgency: Militants beheading children, aid agency reports - BBC News

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