Momade promises to deal with Cabo Delgado insurgency - AIM report
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Mozambique will need support from other organisations to end the armed attacks in the north of the country, because it is a problem involving several states, Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi said on Tuesday.
“We need co-participation, because it is a multinational problem, so its solution will not depend on Mozambique only. But we are at work,” President Nyusi told reporters in London at the close of the UK-Africa Investment Summit.
“Some companies have made themselves available to give their support, to allow this issue to stop being a problem for the development of Mozambique,” the president said in statements broadcast by Television Mozambique (TVM).
The matter of insecurity in Cabo Delgado province, in the country’s north, arose during contacts with potential investors on the sidelines of Monday’s summit in London, Nyusi said, reiterating that everyone was desirous of achieving security.
Attacks by former Renamo dissident guerrillas which have disturbed tranquillity in the centre of the country have also been raised.
“We are doing everything to stop the case in the centre of the country, with dialogue. Steps are being taken,” the head of state said.
Armed attacks of indeterminate authorship in Cabo Delgado province in the north of Mozambique have already claimed about 350 lives, in areas close to ongoing natural gas exploration projects, in the last two years.
In the centre of the country, dissident Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) guerrillas unhappy with the peace agreement signed between the main opposition party and the Mozambican government in August of last year, are alleged to have launched attacks on villages and vehicles on the main roads there, killing 21 so far.
For 1st time, President Nyusi made yesterday reference to PMC in #CaboDelgado, saying “some companies offered help so that this issue [the insurgency] stops being a problem for the development of Mozambique” pic.twitter.com/eXLEAIVJ2G
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