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Mozambique still haunted by civil war amid new insurgency

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As Mozambique battles a brutal Islamist insurgency, the legacy of a decades-long civil war still haunts the African nation where many former rebels refuse to disarm. “It’s hard to live alone, with nothing, living without family nearby,” said Aurelio Capece Mudiua, who demobilised in 2020 after nearly four decades hiding around the Gorongosa mountains. “Some of us had children, and they [the fighters] died here without getting to see them,” he said. “I want to tell the others, who are still in the mountains, come join us.” This area of central Mozambique was a bastion of RENAMO, the rebel movem…

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