Could Mozambique’s next president change course on Cabo Delgado?

The first challenge for the future president of Mozambique will be to address the escalation of violence in the province of Cabo Delgado, in the north of the country. Borges Nhamirrewrite for him Institute of Security Studies.

Responsibility will almost certainly fall on the shoulders of the ruling Liberation Front (FRELIMO), the presidential candidate chosen in the next elections, lawyer Daniel Chapo, 47, as he “controls state institutions and retains power through of electoral irregularities and unequal political policy”. playing field.”

The seven-year insurgency has killed more than 5,000 people and displaced more than a million.

The attack on Macomia district shows that insurgents are still active and have not been contained, which Nhamirre said will require the new leaders to take “the long-awaited step of balancing security and development policies to prevent terrorism.”

The clashes have destabilized Cabo Delgado (file photo).

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