APOPO, an NGO operating in countries where there are landmines left over from previous conflicts, is working on a grand-scale project that will help local communities and wildlife in Zimbabwe, clearing more than seven million square metres of land.
A new report by Amnesty International alleges that the rescue operation by a private security company displayed racial segregation.
UN refugee agency says raids by Daesh-linked militants since late March drove around 30,000 out of the down, marking a major intensification in an insurgency that has wreaked havoc across Cabo Delgado province for over three years.
Total suspends work on $20 billion gas project in northern Mozambique, saying it "can no longer operate in the Cabo Delgado province in a safe and efficient manner."
If the state doesn't want the insurgency to turn into a prolonged game of whac-a-mole, it will need to address Cabo Delgado's socio-economic shortcomings.
Palma was taken in a coordinated attack on March 24. Commander Chongo Vidigal, leader of military operations to regain control of Palma, told state television TVM the area was "safe."
"Total has gone.. all the facilities are abandoned. Total made a decision to evacuate all of its staff," security and military sources say of the company's Afungi natural gas project site in restive northern Cabo Delgado province.
More than 8,000 people were displaced, dozens killed and many more are still missing following a coordinated attack on the town of Palma on March 24.
Dozens of people were killed, more than 8,000 displaced and many missing after militants besieged Palma on March 24, ransacking buildings and beheading residents.
UN says so far 5,300 displaced people registered in different districts of northern Cabo Delgado province, home to simmering insurgency linked to Daesh since 2017.
Hundreds of shaken survivors of the March 24 Daesh attack in Palma have streamed into the neighbouring town of Mueda and provincial capital Pemba, where they arrived via boat, foot and plane.
Militants have briefly seized a strategic port city on the eastern African coast, pushing foreign contractors to flee and creating chaos unseen for a long time.
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