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SA wants probe into disturbing Moz video

SA wants probe into disturbing Moz video

SOUTH Africa wants an investigation into a "disturbing" video allegedly showing one of its soldiers present while bodies were being burned on a pile of rubble in Mozambique, President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesman said. South African soldiers are part of a Southern African regional force helping Mozambique fight an Islamic State-linked insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives since 2017. The video went viral on social media this week, prompting a statement from the South African National Defence Force that the incident was believed to have happened in November 2022 and anyone found guilty of the acts seen in the clip…
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Militant attacks force 570,000 to flee homes in northern Mozambique, president says

Militant attacks force 570,000 to flee homes in northern Mozambique, president says

MILITANTS have forced 570,000 people to flee their homes in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado province, President Filipe Nyusi said on Wednesday, vowing to defeat insurgents who stepped up attacks since pledging loyalty to Islamic State last year. Fighters have been taking on the army and seizing entire towns in recent months in the province, home to gas developments worth some $60 billion. Earlier this week, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said at least 424,000 people had fled to neighbouring Niassa, Nampula and Pempa provinces, and warned that the crisis could spread beyond Mozambique's borders. "Those who are terrorists must be…
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Mozambique attack survivors tell of horror

Mozambique attack survivors tell of horror

EMIDIO JOZINE LUISA JOSE, a 52-year-old mother of five, says she came face-to-face with Islamic State-linked insurgents when they attacked the gas hub town of Palma in northern Mozambique 10 days ago. "I was running to save my life ... they were coming from every street," she told Reuters from a stadium in the port city of Pemba housing some of the thousands who fled the violence. "I saw them with bazookas. They wore uniforms with red scarves ... tied to their heads." Jose said the militants quickly overran her hometown of Palma, next to huge gas projects worth $60…
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