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SAMIM deployment extended for 12 months

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) will remain in the east African country until mid-July next year to “consolidate gains...

Mozambican terror group is strikingly similar to Nigeria’s deadly Boko Haram

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Terrorism is a global problem affecting many countries. Until 2017, however, southern Africa was largely spared from this phenomenon. The bloody conflict sparked by...

Research points to huge death toll from Cabo Delgado attacks

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In its weekly review, Zitamar News broke the disturbing story of the high death toll in Mozambique’s conflict-ridden Cabo Delgado province during the weeks...

Mission medical support in Mozambique

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An important component of the European Union (EU) training mission in Mozambique is its medical team always working on the premise that nothing can...

Zambia Air Force deploys force protection unit to Mozambique as it...

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The Zambia Air Force (ZAF) has been supporting the Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) with its C-27J Spartan transport aircraft and...

EUTM MOZ training FADM in all aspects of peace ops

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European Union (EU) training in Mozambique covers technical and tactical aspects with the overall aim of restoring peace but is not confined to military...

Second SA combat group arrives in Cabo Delgado

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The first South African combat group to serve under Operation Vikela in Mozambique – Alpha – has done its time and the second –...

KZN to resume concrete border wall construction between SA and Mozambique

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The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government had made a decision to resume construction of a concrete wall long the South Africa/Mozambique border to curb the theft...

Extension of SANDF deployments in Mozambique and DRC to cost R2...

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the deployments of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and...

French expertise boosts Mozambican soldier skills

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A French connection was a training plus for Mozambican soldiers adding to their military skillsets ahead of deployment against terrorists in Cabo Delgado. The mobile...

Why some terror campaigns escalate to civil war and others don’t

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Most terrorist campaigns – where a group targets civilians to achieve political objectives – are short-lived. But some aren’t. In some cases, terror campaigns...

ISS: Cabo Delgado – two years since the Palma invasion

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For nearly two years, Mozambique resisted the call for foreign military intervention in Cabo Delgado to help fight the insurgency that started in 2017....

Moz body burning investigation ongoing

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A gruesome video which surfaced earlier this year of bodies seemingly dumped into a fire and burnt in Mozambique by soldiers is still being...

Finns see for themselves in Mozambique

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A Finnish delegation was in Mozambique earlier this month (March) to keep up with European Union (EU) interests and developments in the east African...

Mozambique revealed as Mwari launch customer

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Mozambique’s military is the launch customer for Paramount’s Mwari, which has been spotted in the southern African country in Mozambican markings. Photos of the aircraft,...

SAAF Oryx performs difficult flood rescue in Mozambique

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After a Mozambican military helicopter failed to rescue a stranded Mozambican from a flooded river, a South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx crew managed...

Fatalities from militant Islamist violence in Africa soar by 50 per...

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Over the last year, violence linked to Islamist groups in Africa increased by a quarter while deaths grew by almost 50% to over 19...

Mako Marine concludes delivery of boats to Mozambique’s military

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South African inflatable boat manufacturer Mako Marine has concluded the delivery of a number of inflatable boats to the Armed Forces of Mozambique (FADM). Mozambique’s...

ISS: Cross-border cooperation could curb kidnappings in Mozambique

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Kidnapping for ransom has been rife in Mozambique for almost two decades. Asian businessmen or their descendants and relatives are the most common targets....

Nigeria and DRC among conflict areas to watch in 2023 –...

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria are, along with Ukraine, the Sahel, Mozambique and Ethiopia, some of the conflict regions that have...

ISS: Rwanda expands its protection of Mozambique’s natural resources

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The number of Rwandan soldiers and police fighting terrorism in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province increased from 1 000 in 2021 to 2 500 by...

Top EU military officer in Mozambique

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The senior officer in the European Union Military Committee (EUMC) was in Mozambique to see for himself what the union’s training mission in the...

Greek Minister talks matters Mozambican with EUTM Moz

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Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias this week called on the European Mission Training Mission Mozambique (EUTM Moz) to discuss ongoing and future co-operation...

Xinavane airstrip important cog for SAMIM logistics

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SA Army two-star Xolani Mankayi, Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) Force Commander, has just completed an extensive visit to all SAMIM...

Mozambican body burning video will be investigated – SADC

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The regional body which authorised the multinational military deployment to Mozambique to combat terrorism – the Southern African Development Community (SADC) – has added...

“Disgusting” Moz body burning video prompts calls for urgent investigation and...

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Two political parties and the country’s largest military trade union want speedy action following possible involvement of South African soldiers in what appears to...

Gruesome Mozambique video investigated

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A brief, but graphic, video on social media seemingly showing South African soldiers complicit in burning bodies has drawn the comment “despicable” from the...

US donates coastal patrol boat to Mozambique

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Ongoing security co-operation between the United States (US) and Mozambique has seen a 10m coastal patrol boat added to the Mozambican Navy fleet. In addition...

Mozambique takes “historic” UNSC seat

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June 7, 2022 was "an historic date," according to Mozambique's Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Pedro Comissário Afonso, when his country won its...

SARS seizes R5 mn worth of Mandrax manufacturing substance

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South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs officers have seized a substance used to manufacture the drug Mandrax. This seizure happened while the officers where inspecting...

Mocimboa da Praia port back in business as Cabo Delgado fighting...

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Northern Mozambican commercial port Mocimboa da Praia is open and operating more than two years after it was captured by ASWJ (Al Sunnah wa...

The forgotten cape

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Geography. History. Politics. Mistakes. They All Play a Part in the Rise of Violent Extremism in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province As young men prowled the...

SADC ExecSec experiences SAMIM terrorist pursuit

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Three days and four separate calls to SAMIM (Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique) areas of operation in the southern African country ended...

Mozambique acquires transport aircraft from Paramount Group

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Mozambique’s armed forces have taken delivery of two refurbished transport aircraft acquired from Paramount Group. A Let-410 and a CN235M were recently handed over to...

ISS: Can Mozambique’s march to authoritarianism be stopped?

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With outside attention focused on violent extremism and gas exports, Mozambique’s democratic backsliding is proceeding apace. In his first three years after becoming president in...

SAMIM finance and logistics a concern for AU Peace and Security...

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) is the beneficiary of aid – financial, equipment and humanitarian – from continental blocs...

No clear exit for SAMIM in Mozambique

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The SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) has been extended multiple times, and violence continues to affect the northern regions of the country in spite...

Guide to the Mozambique Navy

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Mozambique has one of the most impressive fleets of any small navy – on paper anyway. It is equipped with futuristic trimaran offshore patrol...

Rwandan troops uncover second Cabo Delgado weapons cache

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Rwandan soldiers uncovered another ASWJ (Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah) weapons cache in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado – the second in seven days. The weapons were found...

Massive weapons cache unearthed in Cabo Delgado

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Rwandan soldiers in Mozambique unearthed a massive cache of weapons and ammunition in what is described as “pre-emptive action” to prevent ASWJ (Al Sunnah...

ISS: Mozambique’s people should come before resources

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The discovery of large gas deposits in the Rovuma Basin off the coast of northern Mozambique in 2011 made Mozambicans dream of prosperity. They...

ISS: New research in Cabo Delgado sheds light on Mozambique’s violent...

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Conflict erupted in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province just a few years after some of Africa’s biggest gas reserves were discovered in the Rovuma...

Military action alone not enough for peace in Cabo Delgado –...

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Problems in Cabo Delgado will not be overcome by military means alone, a senior Mozambican religious leader told a meeting in Pemba where he...

SAMIM now a combined multi-dimensional mission

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Fourteen months since arriving in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) is transitioning from a full...

Massive military funding boost for SAMIM

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Financial support to the tune of 15 million Euros (R260 million plus) will see the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM)...

Mozambican IDPs back home

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On one hand, hostilities continue while on the other people displaced by ongoing conflict in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado are being moved home. According to the...

ISS analysis supports SADC deployment in Mozambique

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) has been on the ground in the troubled east African country for over a...

SAMIM announces death of Lesotho soldier in accident

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A member of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) has passed away in Mozambique after a vehicle accident, the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) has...

Mozambique peacebuilding efforts extend to GBV

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Efforts by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to restore some semblance of normal life in northern Mozambique include assisting people displaced by conflict...

SAMIM mandate temporarily extended

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) deployment to troubled Cabo Delgado – on the ground for a year now – has had its term...