Militant Islamic insurgents are on the move again in northern Mozambique, having recovered from setbacks inflicted by troops of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Mozambique and Rwanda.

Al Sunnah Wal Jamaah have been spreading fear and terror in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique’s northernmost province, since 2021. The incursions threatened gas fields on the Afungi peninsula near Palma, just south of the border with Tanzania, and violently disrupted local social life...

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