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Insurgency: Zimbabwe Offers Mozambique Help

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said Zimbabwe is ready to assist neighbouring Mozambique amid an escalating Islamist insurgency in the northern Cabo Delgado province.

He tweeted that the “security of our region is paramount in the protection of our people”.

He said, “I am deeply shocked by recent reports of terrorist activity in Mozambique. These acts of barbarity must be stamped out wherever they are found.

“Zimbabwe is ready to assist in any way we can. The security of our region is paramount in the protection of our people.”

Mozambican leader Filipe Nyusi met Mr Mnangagwa in May to seek military support from the Southern African Development Community’s security body.

In October, Mozambican daily Expresso da Manha reported that the US had asked Zimbabwe to assist Mozambique with counterinsurgency operations. Zimbabwe agreed on condition that the US lift sanctions.

In one of the latest attacks in Cabo Delgado, militants beheaded at least 50 people over a period of three days in a football stadium in Muatide village.

The privately-owned O Pais website reported on Tuesday that the militants also attempted to raid three of the largest prisons in the northern province. It is unclear when the attacks took place.

The conflict, which broke out in 2017, threatens to destabilise the region as the insurgents begin making inroads in Tanzania’s Mtwara region, which borders Mozambique to the north.

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Money Transfer; CBN Changes Rule on Remittance

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has changed its remittance rule. And now, Nigerians can receive money in the currency it was sent in. Janet Ogunkoya, a financial analyst joined us on News central Now to explain the benefit of the new development.

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Champions League: 6 African Youngsters Feature As RB Salzburg Defeat Lokomotiv Moscow

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It was a celebration of African football talents as Red Bull Salzburg took Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow to the cleaners on Tuesday.

The Austrian giants ran out 3-1 winners away from home against a hapless Lokomotiv Moscow side with one of the six Africans involved, Nigerian-German teenager, Karim Adeyemi getting on the scoresheet.

Salzburg in the game, featured Zambian 22-year old winger Enoch Mwepu, 20-year old Malian midfielder, Mohammed Kamara and his 21-year old compatriot, Sekou Koita.

Others were 22-year old Cameroonian Jerome Onguene, Patson Daka, a 22-year old Zambian international and 18-year old goalscorer Adeyemi.

Salzburg went into the game sure of their non-progression from the group stage after Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid sealed their places in the knockout stage.

The Austrian giants however needed the win to boost their chances of finishing in third place and earning a berth in the knockout phase of the Europa League.

Another that didn’t get to feature in the game was 22-year old Ghanaian midfielder, Majid Ashimeru.

Red Bull Salzburg are Austria’s biggest team and one with a rich talent pool. It has helped the rise of African talents in the past with some of them being Liverpool duo of Sadio Mane and Naby Keita, RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara, Moussa Diakité and a host of others.

The team has a solid recruitment system in Mali and Senegal and has recently snapped up Zambians. Salzburg also has 18-year old Nigerian youngster, Tijani Kazeem who has been loaned out to Hartsberg, a club in the Austrian top flight.

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