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Mocímboa da Praia: Rwandan and Mozambican troops recapture port city from militant group

Rwandan and Mozambican troops have retaken a key port city from Islamist militants in northern Mozambique, the Rwandan military says. It says Mocímboa da Praia was the rebels’ last stronghold. It is located in Cabo Delgado province, home to one of Africa’s biggest gas fields. Last month, Rwanda sent 1,000 soldiers to Mozambique to fight […]

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Dozens of children, mostly girls, abducted by armed groups in conflict-hit northern Mozambique

Gunmen in conflict-hit northern Mozambique abducted dozens of children during raids in 2020, according to a new analysis by Save the Children. The charity said in a report on Wednesday the “abduction of children has become a new and alarmingly regular tactic by armed groups” in Cabo Delgado province, where worsening fighting over the past […]