Malawi compensates Mozambique for stolen charcoal

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By BBC Africa

The government of Mozambique has urged Malawi to respect its borders so that the two nations can "healthily co-exist".

The comments come after last week's raid of Calómuè, a border village in Mozambique's district of Angónia, by Malawian soldiers who violently seized 543 bags of charcoal from local traders.

It was reported that the soldiers planned to sell the charcoal.

On Monday, a delegation from Malawi met local Mozambican administrators to apologise for the incident and give $2,400 (£2,000) in compensation.

A trader present in the reconciliation meeting praised Mozambique's President Felipe Nyusi for helping to resolve the matter.

 

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