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Mozambique: Riot Risk Mobilizes Police

The police (PRM) are mobilizing resources, anticipating a rise in popular dissatisfaction that could trigger spontaneous and unauthorized demonstrations, with the possibility of destroying public assets and commercial establishments. According to security sources, the orders came in recent days directly from the general commander BERNARDINO RAFAEL and cover all the provincial commands of the PRM.

The general increase in the cost of living, including basic necessities, fuel, transport and the controversial creation of new tolls on the Maputo ring road are considered to be factors that boost the growing social dissatisfaction. READ MORE