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Combat Team Alpha sets up base in Macomia ahead of operations

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The arrival of Combat Team Alpha (CTA) in Mozambique strengthens the South African military presence in the regional task force and, as is the...

Maphwanya visits SADC Mission in Mozambique

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The Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Rudzani Maphwanya, has paid a visit to the Southern African Development Community’s Mission in...

$300 million needed to rebuild Cabo Delgado

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has actively suppressed ASWJ (Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah) Islamist terrorist activity in Mozambique for 11 months and the...

Replacement South African combat team moving to Cabo Delgado

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Elements of 2 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion are heading to Mozambique as part of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Combat Team Alpha rotation...

Mocimboa da Praia residents return to the port city

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Another step on the road to normality in the northern Mozambican port Mocimboa da Praia this week saw a busload of internally displaced people...

Islamic State on the run in Mozambique, but battles remain

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Bernardino Rafael is not prone to hyperbole, but his recent comments about the war on terrorism in northern Mozambique were optimistic. The general commander of...

Insurgents behead Cabo Delgado locals as food shortage bites

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Beheadings appear to be resurgent in strife-torn northern Mozambique with a conflict observatory reporting at least six people killed in this manner in the...

ISS: Ugandan soldiers in Cabo Delgado could add fuel to the...

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni recently announced his intention to provide military and economic support to Mozambique to help fight violent extremism in the northern...

Mozambique’s Nyusi thanks Rwandan soldiers for anti-terrorist effort

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The efforts of Rwandan soldiers to bring ASWJ (Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah) Islamists to heel in northern Mozambique has been officially noted by President...

SAMIM Force Commander calls on troops

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The South African two-star general commanding the SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) force told his troops “challenges will be resolved” to ensure soldiers are...

Dorado boats integral to MRS patrols off Mozambique

An integral part of the maritime component of SAMIM (Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique) is shallow water island patrols conducted by elements...

SANDF committed to Cabo Delgado civil-military co-operation

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The primary task of South African military personnel in Cabo Delgado is to end an Islamist insurgency. At the same time the South African...

Defence Minister to elaborate on spoiled rations in Mozambique

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise has been granted time to study the Military Ombud report on bad and spoilt military rations in...

President Ramaphosa extends Op Vikela until April 2023

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South African military personnel and materiel will be in northern Mozambique until mid-April next year in support of what President Cyril Ramaphosa writes is...

Bad rations in Mozambique blamed on mobile pantry malfunction

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Concerns about bad rations for South African soldiers in Mozambique were first raised in Parliament last November with a Military Ombud investigative team on...

European Union provides more funding for Mozambican military

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The European Union has provided another €45 million in funding for Mozambique’s military, and this will include equipment, supplies and training. The European Union Council...

Mozambique duty for SAS Spioenkop

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A South African Navy (SAN) Valour Class frigate with a Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS) element aboard is doing duty in Mozambican waters as the...

SANDF gives an update on Mozambique deployment

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Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Rudzani Maphwanya, yesterday briefed the media on the status of the country's deployment in Mozambique’s...

SAMIM “transit” to lower level confirmed by SADC

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A top “organ” of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) approved downscaling the regional bloc’s military commitment to strife-torn northern Mozambique. SAMIM (SADC Mission in...

ISS: SADC and Rwanda shouldn’t go it alone in Mozambique

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Troops from Rwanda and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have achieved some important results in northern Mozambique, where an insurgency has been ongoing...

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