Sons of Mocímboa: Mozambique’s terrorism crisis – BBC Africa Eye documentary

BBC Africa Eye tracks secretive and brutal insurgents in Mozambique.

Abductions, beheadings, and the burning of homes and businesses have become the calling cards of a secretive and brutal group of insurgents in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique.

Since 2017, they have carried out hundreds of raids, causing an unknown number of deaths and forcing more than 700,000 people to flee for their lives.

Little is known about the real reasons for the insurgency. Who are these men and what do they want? By tracking the insurgents’ movements on the ground and online, Africa Eye investigates how and why Mozambique has become southern Africa’s latest terrorism hotspot.


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Credit List:

Produced and Directed by – Chiara Francavilla
Film Editor – Antoine Schirer
Narrator – Zuhura Yunus
Investigative Producer – Joel Gunter
Open Source Analysts – Il Kanguru, Aliaume Leroy, Bertram Hill
Production Managers – Simon Frost, Lucy Stevens
Senior Researchers – Rosane Carneiro Ramos, Abdirahim Saeed
Social Media Producer – Anusha Kumar
Digital Producers – Suzanne Vanhooymissen, Tamasin Ford
Reversioning Producers – Anna Payton, Izzy Fleming
Online Editor – Chris Stott
Dubbing Mixer – Jez Spencer
Colour Grader – Boyd Nagle
Assistant Film Editor – Emile Costard
Production Support – Kassim Mohamed, Nazir Corriette
Additional Camera – Estêvão Chavisso
Translator – Wanemba Wa Ukuya
Field Reporting and Archive – Pinnacle News
Additional Archive – Sky News, LUSA, TVM, Reuters, Pond5
Acting BBC Africa Eye Editors – Andy Bell, Tom Watson


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  • Title: Sons of Mocímboa: Mozambique’s terrorism crisis – BBC Africa Eye documentary
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