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Stalemate, not checkmate in Cabo Delgado

A successful offensive is needed if the insurgency is to be weakened

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

In today's Zitamar Daily Briefing:

A successful offensive is needed if the insurgency is to be weakened

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Good afternoon. President Filipe Nyusi adopted a rather triumphalist tone in a speech in Mueda district at the weekend, claiming that the insurgents’ fixed bases in Cabo Delgado province had been eliminated, reducing them to “nomads” (see below). He also celebrated the fact that insurgents no longer occupy district capitals like Mocímboa da Praia or Quissanga, as they did in the past.

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From the Zitamar Live Blog:

Zitamar Mozambique Live Blog
Mozambique’s largest opposition party Renamo today announced its candidates for provincial governors, which include member of parliament António Muchanga for Maputo province; former party secretary-general André Magibire for Sofala; member of parliament and lawyer Saimone Macuiana for Manica and current Quelimane mayor Manuel de Araújo for Zambézia province. The full list is in the attached press release.

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