The authorities in Mozambique have promised to investigate a video showing people dressed in army uniforms beating and killing a naked woman in the restive gas-rich Cabo Delgado province. The defence ministry condemned the footage as “horrifying” and vowed to “ascertain their authenticity”.
Mozambique has been battling an Islamist militant group in the north for three years. The group – known locally as al-Shabab, or the youth – have an Islamist agenda, but they are building on decades of local frustrations about unemployment, rigged elections, corruption and violence.
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