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French Nonprofit Condemns Murder of Staffer in Mozambique

In this image made from video, a Rwandan policeman, right, and Mozambican military, left, patrol near the Amarula Palma hotel in Palma, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Fleeing beheadings, shootings, rapes and kidnappings, nearly one million people are displaced by the Islamic extremist insurgency in northern Mozambique. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French aid charity Solidarites International said a member of its team in Mozambique died over the weekend in an ambush that also killed an unknown number of locals.A French NGO has blasted the killing of one of its members in Mozambique over the weekend.”The murder of our colleague and the civilians traveling with him shocks and repels us. In Mozambique or elsewhere, the civilian population should never be targeted,” Solidarites International head Kevin Goldberg said in a statement published on Tuesday.The charity’s employee was traveling privately from Pemba towards Palma in the restive province of Cabo Delgado when his car was hit. The nonprofit blamed the attack on an armed group.AfricaWhat Prevents UN Blue Helmets From Ensuring Peace in Africa & Beyond?4 November, 17:21 GMTThe northernmost province of Cabo Delgado has been the scene of frequent clashes between loyalists of the Islamic state terror group (banned in Russia) and Mozambican security forces since 2017. The nonprofit says fighting has led to massive displacement.

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