African Union congratulates Mozambique on peace deal signing
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The Mozambican state must use its power to end aggression and the violation of the fundamental rights of Mozambicans affected by insurgents’ attacks in Cabo Delgado, MDM president Daviz Simango has said.
“We had the 2014 elections delegating power to the politicians who are ruling the country, and it is important that there are immediate solutions,” he said.
“This problem is not just one for the party in power, much less for just the opposition parties, but one for all Mozambicans. Hence the need to solve the problem quickly, or we risk having a situation similar to that of Nigeria, where the state did not give due importance to incursions by the Boko Haram group at first – and today we see the full scale of the results of the insurgency, and how local authorities have been forced to negotiate,” he said
He also said that the Mozambican state needed to pay close attention to the situation in Mocimboa so that the country would not be held hostage and have to negotiate with the insurgents in the future.
Simango said that the Mocimboa da Praia matter dated back to the 1980s, and had brought the country to the point where Mozambicans were being beheaded in broad daylight, driving potential investors away.
By Jorge MarcosSource: O País