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Africa News Thu, 21 May 2020

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Key port destroyed by Mozambique militants reopens

The Mozambican government has reopened the strategic port of Mocimboa da Praia in the oil-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado, two months after it was destroyed by Islamist militants.

The closure of the port had affected the availability of food and fuel in the region.

A militant group, known locally as al-Shabab, has intensified its attacks in recent weeks, temporarily seizing towns where it flew jihadist flags.

It is not clear whether it has any links to the Somali group of the same name. Recently the Islamic State group claimed a string of attacks in the area.

Earlier this week there were reports that more than 30 bodies had been found on a road in Cabo Delgado province - some of the dead were wearing police and army uniforms.

Source: bbc.com

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