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EU Military Training Mission in Mozambique set to start operations

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The European Union (EU) Council has launched the European Union Military Training Mission in Mozambique (EUTM Mozambique), the Council announced on 15 October. “The mission...

Traditional terrorism could mean trouble for security forces in Mozambique – Opperman

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Globalisation, more traditional forms of terrorism and a lack of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) could be major vulnerabilities to the Southern African Development...

UNICEF concerned about child soldier reports from Mozambique

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The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) added its voice to that of Human Right Watch regarding “worrying reports” of child soldiers in Mozambique. “Unverified video material...

SAMIM extended – new timeframe not known

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Soldiers from five Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries will be in Mozambique for longer than the original three month deployment announced by...

Mozambique president calls on insurgents to surrender after key militant killed

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Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi urged Islamist militants in its far north to surrender on Monday, saying they had nowhere to run, after allied Rwandan,...

ASWJ leader succumbs in SAMIM offensive

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Thorough debriefing following a SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) offensive on an Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) base south of Chitama late last month...

Children forced into soldiering in Mozambique – HRW

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An Islamic State (ISIS) linked armed group in northern Mozambique reportedly kidnaps boys to fight government forces in violation of the international prohibition on...

SAMIM reduces terrorist base to “rubble”, kills 17

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The southern African regional military force in Mozambique mounted a successful operation against Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) at the weekend, eliminating a base...

Paramount-supplied military hardware displayed in Mozambique

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Newly acquired military hardware has been displayed by Mozambique during the country’s armed forces day celebrations, including Marauder armoured personnel carriers and Mi-8/17, Mi-24...

Rwanda, Lesotho contingents visit soldiers deployed to Cabo Delgado

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Senior military officials from Rwanda and Lesotho have visited their deployed troops in Cabo Delgado as part of their efforts to counter Mozambique’s insurgency. The...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...