Regional conflict threat looms as Mozambican insurgency grows

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Regional conflict threat looms as Mozambican insurgency grows

There are ‘definite’ signs of escalation, with countries in the region ‘losing patience’ with their neighbour

Senior reporter

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...

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