Tag: mozambique

Videos Document Torture of Ruby Miners in Mozambique

(GVO) – Videos published on social media by the investigative journalist Lázaro Mabunda documented scenes of torture, allegedly at a ruby mine in Namanhumbir, a northern city in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. Globally, Namanhumbir rubies are traded in large auctions generating millions of dollars. In 2016, the company Gemfields,…

Mozambique: Opposition Group Raids Hospitals

RENAMO Attacks Deprive Thousands of Health Care

Armed men linked to Mozambique’s main opposition party, the Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO), have raided at least two hospitals and two health clinics over the past month. The attacks on the medical facilities, which involved looting medicine and supplies and destroying medical equipment, threaten access to health care for tens of thousands of people in remote areas of the country.

“RENAMO’s attacks on hospitals and health clinics are threatening the health of thousands people in Mozambique,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “RENAMO’s leadership needs to call off these attacks on health facilities immediately.”