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Islamist terrorists occupy fishing town of Quissanga near Pemba

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The little Mozambique fishing town of Quissanga, about 65km north of the Cabo Delgado provincial capital and port city of Pemba, has been overrun...

New SAMIM force commander is SA Army veteran

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SA Army Major General Patrick Dube will, in all probability, be the final force commander of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in...

SA contingent commander calls on SAMIM FOBs

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As the days move inexorably on to July, when the Southern African Development Community (SADC) says its mission in Mozambique will end, set military...

Rwanda’s troops in Mozambique have done well to protect civilians –...

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Rwanda’s involvement in peacekeeping operations for the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) has increased since 2004. The relatively small east African nation is...

SAMIM drawdown looming

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The involvement of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in ending years of insurrection in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province by way of a...

No SADC update yet on November 2022 body burning in Mozambique

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Last January a gruesome video of bodies being burnt in Mozambique attracted widespread condemnation, but to date no more is known with only the...

Specialist QRF instruction for Mozambican soldiers

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The next round of Mozambican soldiers identified for quick reaction training as part of the offensive against ASWJ (Al Sunnah Wa Jama’ah) is in...

SA Combat Team Bravo integral to SAMIM 70% success rate

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Combat Team Bravo is the second SA National Defence Force (SANDF) front line rotation to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique...

Big Chinese equipment boost for SAMIM

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Now into its third year, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) finds its equipment stores significantly bolstered by a $100...

BMA border guards apprehend men smuggling state property into Mozambique

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Border guards from the newly established Border Management Authority (BMA) have arrested two people and charged them with the possession of stolen goods, including...

Successful QRF exercise in Moz

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A recent joint training exercise in Mozambique focused on evaluating quick reaction force (QRF) capabilities in the FADM (Forças Armadas de Defesa de Mocambique). Exercise...

SA Joint Ops peace boss calls on Op Vikela troops

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The senior officer tasked with peace support operations at the Joint Operations Division of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) called on the Operation...

Turkey and Mozambique forge closer defence ties

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The head of Turkey’s Defence Industry Agency has signed a cooperation agreement with Mozambique to promote Turkey’s defence industry in Africa. Haluk Gorgun, President of...

Boat training for FADM and SAMIM

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Sixteen soldiers are acquiring boat handling skills at the Forcas Armadas de Defesa de Mozambique (FADM) naval base in Pemba. Twelve are Mozambicans with the...

New boss for SANDF Combat Group Bravo in Mozambique

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The South African contingent of SAMIM (Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique) has a new commander. Earlier this month Lieutenant Colonel Thando Mpangeva took...

Moz QRF exercise

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An exercise to evaluate two Mozambican quick reaction forces (QRFs) is currently underway in Manica province. The exercise – Gamba 2023 (Gambex 23) – started...

Violence in Mozambique declining – Africa Centre for Strategic Studies

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The Africa Centre for Strategic Studies (ACSS) maintains violence and fatalities in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado are presently at the lowest level in four years. The...

Change of Rwandan command in Moz

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A rotation of Rwandan soldiers for its security forces’ joint task force (JTF) in Mozambique is accompanied by a change of command with Major-General...

Rotation time for Rwanda deployment in Cabo Delgado

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The forward contingent of a two thousand plus Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) force is in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado to relieve an earlier peacekeeping deployment...

UK foreign affairs committee sees for itself in Mozambique

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The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (EU) has not put paid to the island nation’s international peace and diplomacy obligations, evidenced by...

Winning talk doesn’t mean Mozambique’s insurgency is over

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The presidents of Mozambique and Rwanda have been making victory speeches about the Cabo Delgado insurgency being almost over. They are creating the impression...

Civil military relations integral to EUTM MOZ operations

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The CIMIC (Civil Military Co-operation) team of the European Union Training Mission in Mozambique (EUTM MOZ) is “significant” to the overall success of the...

Mozambique peace process is ‘ray of hope’

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Joyous singing and dancing punctuated a 23 June ceremony in Maputo to celebrate the end of a dark era in Mozambique’s history. Dancers symbolically...

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...

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