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The President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi,on Saturday dismissed Celmira da Silva from the post of governor of Cabo Delgado province and appointed her deputy minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development.
The announcement was made by the presidency through a statement, without further explanation of the change.
The place that the new deputy minister will occupy was vacant since the dismissal of Ana Isabel Senda Coanai in December 2015. Coanai then became the head for Mozambique state ownership agency IGEPE.
Mocímboa da Praia, in Cabo Delgado, on the northern coast of Mozambique, was targeted during the month of October with armed attacks against the police by dozens of insurgents, many of them resident, of apparently radical Islamic inspiration, but without any known leadership.
The presidency’s statement does not say who will replace Celmira da Silva at the head of Cabo Delgado provincial government.Source: Lusa