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Today, President Nyusi is beginning a visit to Cabo Delgado, in the north of the country, to promote investment.
This province has been the scene of sporadic attacks by armed men since October 2017.
The head of state will visit Mocimboa da Praia, where an allegedly Islamist armed group killed two police officers and other members of the security forces.
Since then, occasional conflicts have occurred in small villages in the bush, but police have said it would be premature to associate all the new occurrences in the region with the group that besieged the town of Mocimboa da Praia for two days.
The last case happened a month ago, when one person died and several houses were burned in an attack on the village of Chitolo.
Filipe Nyusi will visit Balama, Muidumbe, Mueda, Ibo and Palma districts, visiting ‘enterprises of economic and social interest’, a note from the presidency declares.
The head of state will inaugurate the Balama graphite mine, promote various new hotel units, and visit the area of the future construction of a natural gas liquefaction venture on the Afungi peninsula, a global investment worth US$25-30 billion and the largest ever in Mozambique.
His agenda includes meetings with local governments and various stakeholders and popular rallies.
President Nyusi is accompanied by Minister of National Defence, Atanasio M’tumuke, Minister of the Interior, Basílio Monteiro, as well as ministers of Mineral Resources and Energy, Max Tonela, and Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celso Correia.Source: Lusa