Frank Gardner, BBC: Mozambique: Why IS is so hard to defeat in Mozambique
The recent bloodthirsty raid by jihadist militants from the Islamic State group (IS) in northern Mozambique has shocked the world.
Hundreds of well-armed fighters were able to overrun a town close to Africa's largest gas project.
They massacred dozens of people, locals and expatriates, leaving decapitated bodies strewn around the streets.
So how was this able to happen, why can the Mozambican government not control this insurgency and what will it take to defeat it?
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — March 31, 2021
U.S. struggling to engage with Iran over nuclear deal — Barak Ravid, Axios
A growing challenge for Iraq: Iran-aligned Shiite militias — Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Zeina Karam, AP
Will Lebanese banks crash Middle East finances? — Cathrin Schaer, DW
China's New Bogeyman: Europe — Stuart Lau, Politico EU
The cost of speaking up against China — Joel Gunter, BBC News
Can imprisoned Navalny draw 500,000 protesters in Russia? — Elena Barysheva, DW
Boris Nemtsov Was One Of Putin's Harshest Critics. So Why Is His Young Son In An Ad For Russia's Ruling Party? — Robert Coalson, RFE
The stuck ship in the Suez Canal has been freed. But there's more chaos to follow — Josh Lipsky, NBC News
Big challenges confront Niger President Mohamed Bazoum — Philipp Sandner, DW
What's next for Brazil as Jair Bolsonaro's troubles deepen? — Andre Pagliarini, The Guardian
Coronavirus: India is facing a 'severe, intensive' second wave — Soutik Biswas, BBC
Coronavirus: how wealthy nations are creating a ‘vaccine apartheid’ — Jessica Glenza, The Guardian
Covid 19: Inside the BioNTech vaccine factory in Germany — BBC
What happens after one dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine? — Chia-Yi Hou, The HillOriginal Article
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