Leaders of the Southern African Developing Countries (SADC) have undertaken to work on a robust regional response to the growing threat of terrorism and insurgency in parts of Mozambique, which it will put in action once finalised, writes LincolnTowindo for The Herald. This decision was taken at an extraordinary SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation summit in Botswana, lead by its chairperson, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The summit was attended by counterparts, President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana, President of South Africa, President of the DR Congo and President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi. Mozambican President  Filipe Nyusi was represented by Defence Minister Jaime Augusto Neto. The summit also discussed the re-organisation of regional troops deployed in the DRC. The summit follows a previous meeting held by Mnangagwa with the Mozambique president. Attacks in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado has seen many civilians losing their lives, while over 300,000 citizens have fled to safety since 2017, while the world watches. Mozambique has been waiting for assistance from various countries and organisations, including the EU. A Tanzanian town on the border with Mozambique reportedly came under attack from militia in the Cabo Delgado region in October 2020.

  • Mozambique’s defence and security forces, made up of the police and the military, have killed 108 insurgents in a series of attacks in Cabo Delgado. Meanwhile, authorities in … Read more »

  • At least ten people have been killed after militants attacked Nambo and Pangane, two villages in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. Given the huge potential in … Read more »

  • Several months after the European Union made a vague offer of support, the Mozambican government has asked the body for “support in the area of specialist training for the fight … Read more »

  • Islamic State militants operating in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, have carried their attacks across the border into Tanzania, where they allegedly beheaded 20 … Read more »

  • President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who chairs the SADC organ on politics, defence and security cooperation’s meeting with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi comes after Mozambique’s … Read more »

  • Security in the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgo has deterioriated following insurgents attacks on the strategic port of Mocimboa da Praia.The port and town have faced fierce … Read more »

  • The UN says it has noted attacks by armed groups, the killing of civilians, and heavy clashes with security forces in different parts of Cabo Delgado. However it has admitted … Read more »

SADC Plans Mozambique Rescue from Ongoing Militant Attacks

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