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Cabo Delgado

Cabo Delgado:

The European Union has approved a Military Training Mission in Mozambique to support armed forces there to protect the civilian population.

  • It aims to train and support the military in restoring security to northern Cabo Delgado, which has been plagued by extreme violence amid Jihadist attacks since 2017.
  • Over the last three years, more than 2,800 people have died in the violence which has forced about 9,00,000 others from their homes.
  • Cabo Delgado is the northernmost province of Mozambique.
  • As well as bordering the neighbouring country of Tanzania, it borders the provinces of Nampula and Niassa.
  • The region is an ethnic stronghold of the Makonde tribe, with the Makua and Mwani as leading ethnic minorities.