Talk on “Jihadism in Mozambique. Where does this conflict come from and where is it going?" by Prof. Eric Morier-Genoud

November 17, 2021 at 5pm - Charlton College of Business Auditorium, CCB-149, UMass Dartmouth

Jihadism in Mozambique

To accommodate live streaming requests, please note that the event below is being held on the same date, November 17, 2021, but at the Charlton College of Business Auditorium, CCB-149, at 5pm. 

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In celebrating the International Education Week, please join us and the International Student and Scholar Center for a talk on “Jihadism in Mozambique. Where does this conflict come from and where is it going?", by Prof. Eric Morier-Genoud, the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso / Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies.

Abstract: An armed conflict has developed in northern Mozambique since 5 October 2017 when a group of thirty men attacked and took control of the town of Mocímboa da Praia at the cry of “Allah Akbar”. Since then, these men have grown in number and are waging a total war against the state and its allies. The conflict has already led to thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people. What do these insurgents want? Where do they come from? And why did they decide to wage war in the province of Cabo Delgado where a billion-dollar worth gas industry is being built? This presentation unpacks the origins, nature and dynamics of the conflict to help understand where the conflict comes from and where it is going at present.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For details and contact, please refer to the information below.

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