25.2 C
Saturday, June 10, 2023


Mozambique endorses the use of local militias against jihadists

Related stories

A new supernova has appeared in the night sky

A gleaming new supernova has erupted in the night...

Sudan’s 24-hour ceasefire begins amid severe humanitarian problems

Sudan's capital city of Khartoum has experienced a period...

Friends who escaped Russian occupation in dam floods

Kardashynka, Maryna and Valentyna's southern Ukrainian hamlet, is a...

Somalia: Security troops end Al-Shabaab-claimed hotel siege

Somali state television said early Saturday (June 10) that...

Children found alive in Amazon after 40 days

Four youngsters have been recovered alive after surviving an...

Trump took nuclear secrets and kept files in shower – Charges say

Former President Donald Trump has been accused with manipulating...

Man accused of extortion in a US courtroom has pleaded not guilty

Joran van der Sloot, the person accused of extorting...

More than 21 teens injured in beach boardwalk collapse

A beach boardwalk collapse has injured at least 21...
- Advertisement -

A bill allowing local forces to participate in the conflict against jihadists in the northern Cabo Delgado province has been approved by Mozambique‘s parliament.

The army and its allies from Rwanda and the southern African regional bloc have been working with local militias to combat jihadists in the province.

- Advertisement -

The bill’s presenter in parliament, Defence Minister Cristovao Chume, acknowledged that the Mozambican army was insufficiently equipped to combat jihadist activities on its own.

In order to support the army “in combating and containing the spread of jihadist incursions,” he said it was urgent to establish local forces.

- Advertisement -

He said they would protect community settlements and public and private infrastructure, similar to strategies used in other jurisdictions where national security was compromised.

The local forces are made up of volunteer former combatants.

- Advertisement -


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories