Mozambique: Another Rwandan refugee intimidated in Nampula

By Jorge Joaquim

A Rwandan refugee who lectures at Lúrio University in Nampula, Mozambique,  was intimidated by two men, who tried to force their way into his house on Sunday.

Association of Rwandan Refugees in Mozambique president Cleophas Habiyareme said that the men, who did not identify themselves, left when they realised there were children in the house but promised to return.

“We have always said that the Kigali regime is persecuting refugees, not only in Mozambique but also around the world. Now, with this arrival of Rwandan forces in Mozambique, the situation is becoming worse,” Habiyareme said.

Professor Innocent Abubakar, who has lived in Mozambique for five years, is the fourth Rwandan to be targeted this year.

Dissident journalist Cassien Ntamuhanga is still missing after being abducted on the island of Inhaca in May.

Revocat Karemangingo was murdered in Matola last month. There are officially 4,300 registered Rwandan refugees in Mozambique, according to Habiyareme, but there could be as many as 10,000 as many more have registered as other nationalities to avoid persecution, he says.

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