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Insecurity in Mozambique Leaves Thousands Unable to Vote

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Expand Residents of Naunde, in Macomia, Cabo Delgado, flee their village following an attack on June 5, 2018. ©2018 Human Rights Watch   Mozambique’s Electoral Commission announced this weekend that ten voting stations in Macomia, Mocimboa da Praia, and Muidumbe districts will not open for the country’s general election on October 15. This will leave 5,400 voters unable to cast their ballot. The area has been plagued by insecurity since October 2017, when a group known locally as Al-Sunna wa Jama’a or Al-Shabab attacked a police station in Mocimboa da Praia. Since then, armed groups have carried…

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