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24 Aug 2020 | 03:02 PM UTC

Mozambique: Offices of leading Canal de Mozambique newspaper set ablaze in Maputo August 23

Mozambique News Alert

Offices of leading Canal de Mozambique newspaper set ablaze in suspected arson attack in Maputo on August 23; maintain a heightened vigilance

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/26/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Maputo). COUNTRY/REGION Maputo

Event

The offices of Mozambique's leading newspaper Canal de Mozambique were set alight in a suspected Molotov cocktail attack on Sunday, August 23. Reportedly, assailants broke into the offices and destroyed computers and files. No one was injured in the incident, and responsibility was not immediately claimed. The motive for the attack has not yet been confirmed. 

A heightened security presence is possible in the vicinity of the newspaper office in the immediate term, along with associated localized disruptions to travel. 

Advice

Those in Maputo are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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