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Double standards of justice

The government is purporting to uphold due process to reassure international investors while allowing its security forces to act with impunity in Cabo Delgado

Today’s front pages in Maputo. Photo © Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

Good afternoon. On Friday, the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) published a list of 16 individuals indicted for supporting the insurgency in Cabo Delgado province. Two are accused of directly financing Islamic State Mozambique (ISM), others of providing material assistance such as food and transport. The list’s likely purpose is to show the world that Mozambique is getting tough on financial crimes and that it therefore deserves to be removed from the ‘grey list’ of countries under special monitoring by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

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From the Zitamar Live Blog:

Zitamar Mozambique Live Blog
💥 Insurgents attacked the village of Nanoa in the Ancuabe district of Cabo Delgado province on Saturday. There have been no reported fatalities so far but Islamic State claimed to have set fire to a church and school. Pictures of the burned out school have circulated online. Many people in Ancuabe fled their homes following the attack. Insurgents were last seen heading south toward Chiure district, according to local sources.

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