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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,...

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...

Rwandan and Mozambican forces continue to flush out insurgents

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Rwandan and Mozambican security forces this week secured an area west of Palma from insurgents as operations continue against ASWJ activities in Mozambique’s Cabo...

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...

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...

Live event summary: Countering the Insurgency in Mozambique

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A panel discussion at defenceWeb’s Countering the Insurgency in Mozambique event today discussed the role of the private security sector and defence industry in...

More transparency needed from Rwanda, Mozambique on counter-insurgency – Louw-Vaudran

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External military forces in the insurgent-torn Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique have done an effective job so far in quelling a brutal Islamist...

Less than a month to go until defenceWeb event on countering...

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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,...

Nigerian state to shut camps for people displaced by insurgency

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Nigeria's Borno state, the epicentre of an ongoing Islamist insurgency, will shut all camps that are holding thousands of internally displaced persons by the...

Cabo Delgado insurgency is far from over – Opperman

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The introduction of external security forces into Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province has proven pivotal in the battle to reclaim the region from an Islamist...

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...

SAMIM captures insurgent training base in Cabo Delgado

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) has captured an Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) insurgent base South of Messalo River...

SADC urged to prepare for long ‘slog’ of counterinsurgency in Mozambique

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As Mozambique’s neighbours in Southern Africa join its four-year fight against insurgents in the Cabo Delgado region, observers are celebrating early gains while warning...

Military force alone won’t solve Mozambique’s insurgency

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Tackling the root causes behind Mozambique’s insurgency is the only way to provide a lasting solution, experts have said. Counterterrorism in Mozambique was one of...

SADC Mozambique force bolstered by Lesotho as Rwandans retake key port

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Lesotho has become the latest nation to contribute troops to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission in Mozambique, which was formally launched on...

SIPRI warns arms for Mozambique will not necessarily end insurgency

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As the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mulls options with regard to military intervention in Mozambique, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) maintains...

Human rights abuse rife in terrorist-torn Cabo Delgado as Mozambique struggles...

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has documented several human rights abuses in the now infamous Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique. War crimes such as beheadings...

SADC decides on another summit as it holds off on military...

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What was billed as an “extraordinary double troika summit” of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to explore ways and means of ending instability...

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