Less than a month to go until defenceWeb event on countering Mozambique’s insurgency


In less than a month’s time, defenceWeb will be hosting a virtual event on regional and international efforts to counter the insurgency in Mozambique, through a virtual conference with the theme ‘Developing a multi-theatre approach to restoring peace in Cabo Delgado’.

The death earlier this month of Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) insurgent leader Rajab Ndanjile during operations by Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) forces once again highlights successes against the insurgents but there is concern amongst experts that initial gains will be short-lived.

SAMIM’s mandate has been extended beyond its initial three months as counter-insurgency efforts gain pace, but although territory has been won back and dozens of insurgents killed, there is concern that it may take years to fully end the insurgency, especially if ASWJ resorts to traditional terror tactics like roadside bombings. Experts have also warned that a military reaction is only part of a solution and that the root causes of the insurgency need to be addressed.

Join defenceWeb as we examine regional and international efforts to counter the violence in Mozambique, through a new virtual conference, with the theme ‘Developing a multi-theatre approach to restoring peace in Cabo Delgado’.
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These and other topics will come under the spotlight on 16 November, when defenceWeb’s lineup of expert speakers will examine the latest developments regarding the security situation in Mozambique.

Amongst the dozen speakers already confirmed, Liesl Louw-Vaudran, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, will give an overview of the current situation in Cabo Delgado and its implications.

Keri Leicher, Head of Security Information Services at Castor Vali, will look at managing the commercial risks and the perspective of the oil and gas sector on the insurgency and the subsequent response.

Other speakers from the International Crisis Group, Dyck Advisory Group, Focus Group, African Defence Review and 14 North Strategies will examine the role of external forces in the counter-insurgency; South Africa’s response to the insurgency; private security sector and defence industry participation; and ways to address the humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado.

This will be an insightful look into the situation in Mozambique, and is of interest to investors in the oil & gas and mining sectors, defence companies, private security companies, academics, intelligence risk companies, members of the military, media, private military contractors, and concerned citizens.

Attendees will be able to participate in live sessions and put pressing questions to speakers. Sessions will be recorded for subsequent viewing.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear directly from the key stakeholders involved in resolving the Mozambique crisis – register today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. If you would like to have a prominent role in this event and increase your brand exposure, please contact Robert Mace, [email protected]

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