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Mozambique: 39 people killed in attack since May

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

Human Rights Watch says at least 39 people have been killed in armed in northern Mozambique.

More than one thousand people have also been displaced by violence.

Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado has witnessed continued violence since last year.

Various armed groups have in the past attacked police stations, torched villages and executed religious leaders.

Both the United States and Britain have advised their nationals to leave the area due to the violence.

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Human Rights Watch said in a report that residents have revealed that the attackers on June 5 for instance burned a mosque and beheaded an Islamic leader.

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Southern Africa director at Human Rights Watch, Dewa Mavhinga said “Armed groups should immediately cease attacking villages and executing people.”

Dewa said “Mozambican authorities should assist those displaced and establish conditions that will allow them to return home voluntarily, in safety and with dignity.”



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