Revelations of Apparent Military Abuses Could Inflame Mozambique’s Insurgency

A Mozambican soldier Gorongosa National Park, about 170 kilometers from Beira, Mozambique, Thursday, Aug, 1, 2019 (AP photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi).
A Mozambican soldier stands guard, Aug, 1, 2019 (AP photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi).
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Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. Human rights groups are demanding an independent investigation into apparent military abuses in Mozambique, after videos circulated recently showing men in state military uniforms executing a civilian and torturing suspected members of an Islamist militia in the country’s restive province of Cabo Delgado. There are fears that the images could stoke local grievances and generate support for the militants. Officials from Mozambique’s government have accused the militia of shooting the footage to undermine the military in Cabo Delgado. Fighting between the Islamist […]

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