Survivors of an attack by the armed group known locally as ‘Al-Shabaab’ in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado told Amnesty International that white contractors were prioritized for evacuation ahead of Black locals, in disturbing testimony that points to blatant racism. Amnesty International says an estimated 220 civilians sought refuge in the Amarula Palma Hotel in Palma, during an attack that started on 24 March. Of these, around 200 were Black nationals, and about 20 were white contractors. While the white contractors were prioritized to be airlifted to safety, the Black nationals were left to fend for themselves.