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Mozambique: Country on the east coast of Southern Africa
Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country located in Southern Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Eswatini (Swaziland) and South Africa to the southwest. The sovereign state is separated from the Comoros, Mayotte and Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east. The capital and largest city of Mozambique is Maputo.


Thousands flee northern Mozambique as violent attacks surge [Video]

Thousands flee northern Mozambique as violent attacks surge

As tens of thousands of people flee armed groups in Mozambique, the government urges the international community to help.

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Mozambique forces killed over 100 Islamist insurgents in past month: government

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Islamist insurgents kill 52 villagers in Mozambique, police say

About 52 villagers in Mozambique's troubled northernmost province were killed by Islamist insurgents on April 7 after they refused to be recruited to their ranks, police said on Tuesday.
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Police boss says nowhere in northern Mozambique under insurgent control

No parts of Mozambique's troubled northernmost province are under the control of insurgents, national police commander Bernardino Rafael said on Wednesday.
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Brazil cocaine kingpin nabbed in Mozambique as gang expands

One of Brazil's top cocaine traffickers has been arrested in Mozambique, officials in both countries said, underlining the growing global footprint of the First Capital Command (PCC) gang, Brazil's..
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Islamic State claims Mozambique attack close to gas projects

Militant group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack in northern Mozambique just south of the site of gas projects worth $60 billion being developed by the likes of Exxon Mobil and..
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Sixty-four people believed to be migrants from Ethiopia have been found dead in a container attached to a truck in Mozambique, provincial migration authorities and the police said on Tuesday.
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Mozambique army, Islamist insurgents battle in town close to gas projects: police

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Mozambique drops court appeals to extradite ex-minister from South Africa

Mozambique on Monday withdrew appeals against a South African court decision not to extradite its former finance minister, Manuel Chang, wanted in relation to a $2 billion debt scandal that plunged his..
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Fighters step up attacks in Mozambique gas region, beheadings reported: U.N.

People are fleeing a surge of attacks in northern Mozambique where witnesses have described beheadings, mass kidnappings and villages burned to the ground, the United Nations said on Friday.
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College burned in militant attack in northern Mozambique

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Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi kept Carlos Agostinho do Rosário as prime minister and Adriano Maleiane as minister of finance on Friday as he appointed a new, leaner cabinet.
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Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo on Tuesday appealed the result of the Oct. 15 general election, calling on the country's top court to annul incumbent President Filipe Nyusi's victory.
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