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Stemming the Insurrection in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado

Deadly conflict in Mozambique’s ruby- and natural gas-rich northernmost coastal province feeds on a mix of colonial-era tensions, inequality and Islamist militancy.

To tame the insurrection, Maputo needs to use force, with bespoke assistance from outside partners, and to carefully address underlying grievances.

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Militant attacks and security force operations in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province have claimed nearly 3,000 lives, while displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

Insecurity has prompted the suspension of a massive gas project.

The Islamic State (ISIS) claims ties to the insurrection.

Southern African governments…

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