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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...

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...

SANDF to offer the private sector ‘training missions’ to Cabo Delgado

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Faced with witheringly relentless budget cuts, the desperate South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is turning to the private sector to bring in some...

South Africa poorly prepared to deal with terrorism – report

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South Africa’s security institutions are poorly prepared to deal with Islamist extremists and terrorists operating across the border in Mozambique, a new report has...

Islamist arms supply in northern Mozambique traced

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Islamist insurgents in northern Mozambique have come a long way from the machetes they brandished when terror attacks started in 2017 and are now...

Mozambique: Thousands continue to flee violence in Cabo Delgado

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One year after brutal attacks by suspected Al Shabab militants began in northern Mozambique, thousands continue to flee ongoing violence in Cabo Delgado province,...

“Rampant corruption and organised crime” still inherent in Mozambique – report

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A hundred plus page report by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime (GITOC) finds, among others, factors which led to the insurgency in...

Mozambique turns attention to people of Cabo Delgado

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Experts have long insisted that the success of Mozambique’s counterinsurgency operation in the northern province of Cabo Delgado depends on improving not just security,...

Africom not satisfied with counter-terrorism progress in Africa

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Terrorists are expanding across Africa in both geographical reach and influence, and US counter-terrorism efforts are not satisfactory, with more work to be done,...

ISS: Lessons for Mozambique after France’s withdrawal from the Sahel

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent decision to withdraw troops from Mali nine years after first intervening in the conflict against jihadi separatists sparked debate...

Can hired guns turn the tide in Mozambique’s intractable Cabo Delgado...

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A ruthless and shadowy insurgent group has taken root in northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. The Islamic State-aligned militants, known as Ansar al-Sunna —...

Cabo Delgado insurgency a classic case of resource curse

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The insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province has been described as a classic case of resource curse, with the Mozambican government mainly addressing the...

ISS: Mozambique shifts gear with its new strategy for the north

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Five years after violent extremists began attacking Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province, the country is developing its first counter-terrorism strategy. This Resilience and Development...

SANDF Chief visits Cabo Delgado, urges collaboration between deployed forces

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General Rudzani Maphwanya, Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), has visited Rwandan and Mozambican military forces in Cabo Delgado and urged...

PMCs were vital to the survival of Cabo Delgado – DAG

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Private military contractors (PMCs) were vital to the survival of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province before the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Rwanda deployed...

Coups, COVID-19 and a cease-fire: Africa’s top stories of 2021

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The year 2021 in Africa will be remembered like 2020 was — the year of COVID-19. But there were other big stories in 2021...

Mozambique and Rwanda sign agreement expanding fight against insurgency

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Mozambican and Rwandan defence officials have signed an agreement expanding cooperation in the fight against insurgents in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. A joint security and...

Rwanda, Mozambique review security situation in Cabo Delgado

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On 9 January, Rwandan and Mozambican security officials met in Rwanda’s capital Kigali to review the security situation in the fight against insurgents in...

International Organisation for Migration donates vehicles to Mozambique’s police

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The United Nations’ International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has donated six Mahindra pickup trucks to the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) to...

Fridge failure in Mozambique sees SA soldiers on dry rations

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South African soldiers in Mozambique as part of SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) used dry rations for days after a “mobile pantry storage unit”...

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