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Mozambique Accused Of Abuses In Its Fight Against Extremists

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Mozambique Accused Of Abuses In Its Fight Against Extremists

Mozambique military has denied amnesty international`s accusations of human rights violations over its fight against an Islamist insurgency in the gas-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado.

Earlier this week, the rights group, amnesty international, had alleged that Mozambican soldiers committed murder, torture, ill-treatment of prisoners, possible extrajudicial executions and the transport and discarding of a large number of corpses into apparent mass graves.

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Well, now Mozambique’s defence ministry spokesman, Omar Saranga, has accused amnesty international of remaining silent to the barbarism that has plagued Cabo Delgado province since 2017.  He also said amnesty did not take into account the production of claims by insurgents to discredit the military.

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But amnesty international says it relied on “verified” footage and photos from the region showing crimes against detainees.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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