Mozambique: Global win & domestic setback

by Osetemega Iribiri

Ambassador Pedro Comissário Afonso Source: Sputnik International

Mozambique was inaugurated into the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member on January 24 when its ambassador, Pedro Comissário Afonso, installed its national flag with other members outside the council chambers. The country won the election in June 2022 to serve for two years, giving it a more significant voice in international peace and security issues.

However, the nation is currently facing an insurgency in its Cabo Delgado province in the north, where extremist group Ansar Al Sunna, also known as al-Shabab, has been attacking and causing displacement and deaths. After a two-day visit to Mozambique, US Ambassador to the UN Linda Greenfield, on Friday, emphasized that more efforts are needed to combat the insurgency, which has affected almost 1 million people and caused 5,000 deaths.

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