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Where Crime Compounds Conflict: Understanding Northern Mozambique’s Vulnerabilities

Recommended research   published by Simone Haysom, The Global Initiative against Translational Organized Crime on October 24, 2018

Long before extremist violence appeared in northeastern Mozambique, the region was a haven for smuggling of illicit goods and people, all facilitated and supported by a corrupt and broken system of governance from the local to national level. Multinational corporations were invited to exploit natural gas and ruby deposits. Local communities had no voice or support from the government. Mozambique will need to engage with the communities of Cabo Delgado and respect and protect their rights.

The Emergence of Violent Extremism in Northern Mozambique

Spotlight   published by Gregory Pirio, Robert Pittelli, and Yussuf Adam on March 25, 2018

The emergence of a new militant Islamist group in northern Mozambique raises a host of concerns over the influence of international jihadist ideology, social and economic marginalization of local Muslim communities, and a heavy-handed security response.

An Overview of Africa’s 2019 Elections

Spotlight   published by Joseph Siegle on January 31, 2019

The struggle to institutionalize legitimate and resilient democracies in Africa will be further shaped by the 2019 elections – with direct consequences for security.

Cutlass Express 2019 Senior Leaders Seminar

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February 4–6 février 2019 Maputo, Mozambique Read Ahead: English | Français | Português Program Schedule: English | Français | Português Bios: English | Français | Português Session 1 Managing and Securing Maritime Resources: The Challenges Presented by / présenté par : Dr. Ian Ralby RADM (Ret.) Mohammed Sane (Slides: English│French│Portuguese) Session 2 Managing and Securing Maritime... Continue Reading

Where Crime Compounds Conflict

Recommended research   published by Simone Haysom, The Global Initiative against Translational Organized Crime on October 25, 2018

While the illicit economy provides a plentiful source of income in Northern Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, impunity allows local elites to benefit from it while security forces punish citizens for trying to do the same. A growing Islamist insurgency in the region, that inspires itself from similar movements in Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan, enjoys some local support but security forces have responded with heavy-handed tactics harming and alienating local citizens. To build trust, the government must enable local communities to participate in the licit, extraction economy (natural gas and mining) as well as reinvest some of that wealth into the province.

A Emergência do Extremismo Violento no Norte de Moçambique

A emergência de um novo grupo militante islâmico no norte de Moçambique cria várias preocupações sobre a influência da ideologia jihadista internacional, marginalização social e económica das comunidades muçulmanas locais e uma forte reação em termos de segurança.