Mozambique: Renamo Resumes Highway Attacks in Central Provinces

Earlier this month, the Renamo chief of mobilization for Sofala province, Horacio Calavete, threatened attacks against vehicles transporting government troops on the national EN1 highway. Since then, the situation has rapidly deteriorated. On 11 and 12 February eight cars came under fire on EN1, with six people injured. In addition, skirmishes occurred in locations away from main roads in Sofala and Zambezia provinces where Renamo has bases, including Nhamapaza, Maringue district in Sofala province and Nzero on the border between Morrumbala and Mopeia districts in Zambezia province.

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