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Boat carries 1,200 survivors to safety

Boat carries 1,200 survivors to safety

EMIDIO JOZINE and EMMA RUMNEY A boat carrying 1,200 survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic State-linked insurgents in northern Mozambique reached safety in the port of Pemba on Thursday, some of them crying on arrival after spending days hiding in the bush. Aid workers were at the crowded port to give food to those disembarking from the green and white ferry, while police and soldiers kept control of crowds of people excited to see relatives rescued during the attack that began last week in Palma, a Reuters reporter at the port said. Many people were believed to have scattered…
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Over 40 feared dead after boat carrying Mozambique conflict victims sinks

Over 40 feared dead after boat carrying Mozambique conflict victims sinks

MORE than 40 people were feared to have drowned in Mozambique's conflict-torn north after their boat sank, the administrator of an island district has announced. Almost 400,000 people have fled their homes in the northernmost province of Cabo Delgado, according to the World Food Programme. Home to gas projects worth some $60 billion, the province is also the target of an Islamist insurgency with links to Islamic State that has flourished since 2017. The boat was carrying 74 people fleeing the violence when it sank on Sunday in the Indian Ocean between the islands of Ibo and Matemo, just north…
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‘Rwandan troops cannot stay Cabo Delgado forever’

‘Rwandan troops cannot stay Cabo Delgado forever’

BAZ RATNER and SHAFIEK TASSIEM RWANDAN President Paul Kagame said the country cannot stay forever in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, where allied Rwandan and Mozambican troops have been recapturing areas from Islamist militants since July. "As much as we cannot be here forever, I think the problem we are dealing with, with our friends in Mozambique, cannot stay here forever too," Kagame said at a news conference with Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi in Pemba, Cabo Delgado's capital city. "Every time, every step, we are assessing what needs to be done... The need to stay and for how long, that comes…
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