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Quissanga, the insurgent highway

Insurgents have been allowed to roam through the district unchecked, and stopping this is key to achieving victory

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

In today's Zitamar Daily Briefing:

💥People flee into the bush as armed insurgents pass through Mazeze
🏦 US delays decision on financing Total’s gas project until after presidential election
🗳 Renamo accuses Nyusi of using state resources for Daniel Chapo’s presidential campaign
🤝 Government extends Matola gas pipeline concession

Good afternoon. The state is truly absent in rural parts of Cabo Delgado province’s Quissanga district. As reported today, schools and health centres have closed, and there has been no electricity supply to the district for two months (see below). Although there are troops guarding the district capital, the wider district is undefended, and it has been used as a corridor by insurgents since they started making regular trips southwards from their original strongholds in northern Cabo Delgado about two years ago.

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