Mozambique: Bread Prices Up 20 Percent

Mozambique: Bread Prices Up 20 Percent

MAPUTO, 14 April 2021 – A 20 percent hike in the price of bread has poor households in Mozambique gnashing their teeth in protest. Poor households in the capital, Maputo, and in the nearby city of Matola, are among the worst hit. The Mozambican Bakers’ Association...
Mozambique: $114 Million Needed to Rebuild Palma

Mozambique: $114 Million Needed to Rebuild Palma

MAPUTO, 13 April 2021 – The government of Mozambique says it needs $114 million for the socio-economic reconstruction of the northern town of Palma, in Cabo Delgado province. Palma was invaded, overran, and briefly occupied by Islamist militants of al-Shabab....
Mozambique: Twelve Foreigners Beheaded

Mozambique: Twelve Foreigners Beheaded

PALMA, 10 April 2021 – The bodies of 12 people likely foreigners have been found beheaded in a hotel besieged by Islamist militants in the northern Mozambican town of Palma. In footage broadcast by Mozambican television, Pedro da Silva, a local police commander, says...
Mozambique: No Foreign Military will Fight Jihadists

Mozambique: No Foreign Military will Fight Jihadists

MAPUTO, 7 April 2021 – Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has ruled out foreign military intervention in fighting Islamist militants in the country’s northern province of Cabo Delgado. Dozens of civilians have been killed and at least 11,000 displaced after...
Mozambique: Palma Retaken from Rebels

Mozambique: Palma Retaken from Rebels

PALMA, 5 April 2021 – Mozambican military authorities claimed Monday to have retaken the town of Palma, in the northern Cabo Delgado province. A “significant” number of Islamist militants of al-Shabab were killed in the counter-offensive, said Omar Saranga, a ministry...
Mozambique: Portugal to Send Troops

Mozambique: Portugal to Send Troops

MAPUTO, 30 March 2021 – The government of Portugal has said it will send troops to Mozambique to help fight Islamist militants who have engaged the army in gun battles in the northern town of Palma. Dozens of defenseless civilians have been killed in the intensified...
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