Regional conflict threat looms as Mozambican insurgency grows
There are ‘definite’ signs of escalation, with countries in the region ‘losing patience’ with their neighbour
A rocket attack by Tanzanian security forces on suspected insurgent bases in Mozambique and calls by Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to honour mutual military assistance agreements have sparked fears of a regional conflict.
The Mozambican government is fighting an increasingly deadly war with insurgents in that country’s northern, gas-rich Cabo Delgado province.
The conflict has displaced more than 400,000 people and left an estimated 18,000 dead since 2017...