SADC Summit 'Dodges Discussing Big Issues in Public'

Important regional decisions ought to have been made at the 40th ordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Monday. Like whether to send a SADC force into Mozambique to help that country fight and contain a jihadist insurgency in the north. And how to stop the political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe spilling over into the region. The SADC is not good at making big decisions at the best of times. And holding the organisation's first virtual summit under Covid-19 conditions was not the best of times, writes Peter Fabricius for the Daily Maverick.

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The SADC's Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government is to be held on August 17, 2020.

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