Neighbours Debate Joining Mozambique's Fight Against Insurgents

Ministers of the Southern African Development Community have recommended that the region's leaders provide Mozambique with the assistance it needs to tackle insurgents in the northern Cabo Delgado region. This follows an assessment by a regional military mission which warned that violence could resurge after Ramadan, and that the insurgents could attack Mozambique's allies for backing Maputo. A summit of regional leaders which was due to discuss the issue has been postponed because two of them were not available on the scheduled date. 

In Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has said defence and security forces have a detailed plan to crack down on the insurgents. He was speaking at the signing ceremony of an agreement formalising World Bank support of 100 million US dollars for assistance to the affected districts,

 

 

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Troops from Malawi, the DR Congo and eSwatini at a Southern African Development Community joint training exercise in 2018.

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