Mozambique travel WARNING: UK issues advice after brutal attacks leave 17 dead

  • A Mozambique touring warning has been issued by the UK advising those from Britain not to tourism to the northeastern region of the country

  • UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has consequently cautioned against travelling to avoid any danger

  • The Foregn Office descirbed the portent of terrorim in Mozambique as “likely” and has issued advice on anyone travelling to the African motherland

At least 17 people have been killed since May in north eastern Mozambique in a series of sets by groups with links to Islamic militants – leading the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Function (FCO) to advise Britons against travelling to the area.

The focal point of the attacks is the hamlet of Palma near the Tanzanian border, where 10 of the 17 people murdered were guillotined last month, two of whom were children, according to local approach.

The USA has already issued a warning to its citizens about the attacks and now the UK is following for.

“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all but essential travel to the partitions of Palma, Mocimboa de Praia and Macomia in Cabo Delgado province due to an multiply in attacks by groups with links to Islamic extremism,” announced the FCO in a junkets advice warning on their website. 

The threat of terrorism in the southern African mother country is considered “likely” by the Foreign Office. They state, “Terrorists are meet to try to carry out attacks in Mozambique. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in villages visited by foreigners.”

Mozambique junkets warning: UK issues advice after terror attack update

The most new attack was this month when six machete-wielding men murdered at least seven people and ill-treated four others in the predominantly Muslim region.

However, the country has not been a central point of Islamist militant activity until now, with local constabulary unwilling to blame Islamists for the attacks.

In the whole of Mozambique – which has a natives of roughly 30 million – only about 18 per cent are Muslim. 30 per cent are Roman Eclectic.

Palma, which is on the Indian Ocean coast of Mozambique, is near one of the biggest untapped offshore gas cricket pitches in the world. 

American petroleum company, Anadarko Petroleum, is currently difficult to raise $14 billion (£10.47 billion) to $15 billion for a liquefied accepted gas project in the region.

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Is Mozambique safe? UK Foreign Job warn against travel after 17 people killed

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Is Mozambique safe? The focal point of the attacks is the town of Palma virtually the Tanzanian border

However, they have not yet revealed whether they thinks fitting be suspending work on the project. They are currently monitoring the situation, sways Reuters.

Canadian energy company Wentworth Resources has said it called a one-year extension for its appraisal licence in the region as a result of the unbalanced certainty situation. 

“This has prevented safe access to the area for Wentworth crook and contractors. The Company continues to monitor the situation closely,” Wentworth Resources  averred in statement posted on its website.

Ongoing Mozambique travel advice from the Strange and Commonwealth Office warns against walking at night and displaying valuables or cold hard cash. Visitors should avoid withdrawing cash from ATMs at Stygian and utilise the hotel safe.

Carjacking incidents have increased, particularity in the choice of Maputo. “Keep your car doors locked while driving,” tell the FCO. 

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Is Mozambique safe? Threat of terrorism in the southern African hinterlands is considered “likely”

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Is Mozambique safe? “Keep your car doors planted while driving,” advise the FCO

“Be particularly vigilant when arriving at or count out residential properties after dark. Avoid driving alone at evensong,” they add. The Swaziland border is a prominent place for carjackings so exercise care when crossing.

The FCO also warns against helping “distressed motorists or pedestrians” as “hijackers at times use these techniques to trick motorists into stopping their means. If in doubt, drive directly to a police station.”

If you are a victim of any form of violation then you should contact the local police and get a police report. 

Setting aside how, there have been previously reported incidents of police harassment, classifying robbery or request for bribes.

If this happens, UK visitors should check in the incident to the British High Commission.

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