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Voice of America 20 May 2020

Mozambique Military Struggles to Curb Insurgency in North


Growing violence has killed hundreds of civilians and forced thousands of others to flee their homes

Violating a stay-at-home order can lead to a $5,000 fine and 90 days behind bars, but that isn't heavily enforced.
Regional leaders in Southern Africa are meeting to discuss an increasing rebel insurgency in Mozambique.
Since 2017, an armed group believed to have links to the ISIL (ISIS) group has carried out more than 350 attacks, killing over 600 people in Mozambique's northern region of Cabo Delgado.
Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports on how a regional front could finally provide security for civilians.

The Peruvian military has been mobilized to help police secure the country's borders amid efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Sunday, April 5.
California is granting early release to 3,500 inmates in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus infections in the state prison system. The decision follows an emergency order filed by lawyers, requesting an intervention by judges to prevent illness and death. CGTN's Ediz Tiyansan explains.

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