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South African deaths in DR Congo laid at Ramaphosa’s door

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The first deaths and injuries – all SA National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel - in the Southern African Development Community’s efforts to rein in...

South Africa commits 2 900 SANDF personnel to SAMIDRC

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South Africa’s commitment to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was yesterday (Monday, 12 February) confirmed...

SADC training centre revamps curricula to meet peace support challenges

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Two workshops over two thousand two hundred kilometres apart marked the implementation of new curricula for the Regional Peace Training Centre (RPTC) of the...

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...

Top SADC official in DR Congo to oversee mission progress

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Southern African Development Community (SADC) Executive Secretary Elias Magosi is in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) overseeing operational progress in the establishment of...

Early days for SADC DR Congo mission – no boots on...

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) commitment to stop rebel attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is still at the reconnaissance...

Ramaphosa slammed for SADC DR Congo deployment

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Going to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), even as part of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission, is “reckless” and a “politically...

South Africa to lead new military force in the DRC: an...

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Monusco, is ending after 20 years. It will be replaced by troops...

SADC mission deploys to DR Congo

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has deployed a mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with the major aim of restoring peace...

SANDF Chief says SA will put “more effort” into DR Congo

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General Rudzani Maphwanya, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, used this year’s thanksgiving service to alert those he commands there will be a further...

SADC seeks to “sustain” peace and security

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Conflict prevention and resolution along with public and human security were on the agenda late in November when the Support to Peace and Security...

Ex Nguizani ups SADC logistics capacity

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A just completed logistic exercise has, according to a Southern African Development Community (SADC) statement, “strengthened the operational capacity” of the regional bloc’s standby...

SADC readying for DR Congo mission deployment

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), particularly its volatile east, was under the spotlight during a high-level Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional security summit. The...

Ex Nguizani training for tactical support to intervention operations

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A currently underway Southern African Development Community (SADC) Standby Force logistics training exercise is preparation for events ranging from subversion and terrorism to “grand...

SADC standby force logistics exercise underway

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Senior officers from unspecified Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries are putting heads together in Luanda for Nguizani, a logistics exercise for the regional...

SA taken to task for not committing to SADC emergency ops...

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South Africa has been taken to task for being tardy in committing the country to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Humanitarian and Emergency...

Southern African emergency ops centre a step closer

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Establishment of a humanitarian and emergency operations centre for the southern African region is a step closer with a tenth country committing to its...

Relative stability in the SADC region – Tshishekedi

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) this week marked its own day with chair Felix Tshisekedi pointing to “relatively stable peace and security” in...

SADC communication exercise ends

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A two-week southern Africa regional military communications exercise wrapped up in Botswana with the conclusion it would be of value to the Southern African...

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...

SADC needs more inter-agency co-operation to effectively fight TOC

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Southern African regional police chiefs heard transnational crime poses “a serious menace” to democracy and peace in the region as well as the “loss...

SADC IUU action outlined

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The commitment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to illegal, unreported unregulated (IUU) fishing, marked internationally this week, receives attention in the bloc...

ISS: SADC prepares to go back to the future in eastern...

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Deep misgivings and differences about the mandate and intentions of East Africa’s force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) lie behind the Southern...

SADC workshop targets prisons to prevent violent extremism breeding

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) recognises prison and correctional facilities in its member states can be places where radicalisation and “engagement with extremist...

SADC empowers women warders for peace support

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Recognising the importance of women in the wider conflict and dispute area, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), arranged a workshop for female correctional...

SADC putting the brakes on money laundering, terror financing

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat is stepping up the region’s resolve to fight money laundering, terrorism financing and proliferation finance. There is a...

Another step on the SADC road to improved disaster management

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A working Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional humanitarian and emergency operations centre in Mozambique is the forerunner of a similar one covering the...

SADC security summit singles out four countries

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Four Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries were singled out for attention at this week’s meeting of the regional bloc’s extraordinary troika summit on...

High level SADC security meeting in Windhoek

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Namibian President Hage Geingob today (Tuesday, 31 January) chairs a Southern African Development Community (SADC) “extraordinary organ troika summit” where the regional peace and...

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...

Lesotho committed to peace and security post October elections, SADC hears

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The efforts of countries in the southern African region to bring at least a modicum of peace and security to the troubled mountain kingdom...

SADC anti-corruption bosses see graft as danger to regional security

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Ongoing corruption, in the form of what the Southern African Development Community (SADC) calls “graft” known as State Capture in South Africa, does have...

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...

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...

Financial crime tops Southern Africa wrongdoing list

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The largest criminal activity in Southern Africa is financial crime, accounting for 43% of all reported crime in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). This...

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...

Eastern DRC worsening politically and militarily

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Both the United Nations (UN) Secretary General and Namibian President Hage Geingob are outspoken about an escalation of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of...

SADC re-affirms commitment to peace in DRC

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will continue contributing to restoring peace and stability to conflict-strewn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following hundreds of...

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)...

Insurgents being pushed back in Mozambique, Ramaphosa says

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President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the outgoing Chair of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, has said he is...

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...

SADC defence and security body sees three threats to peace and...

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A ministerial level peace and security meeting of the bloc of Southern African countries heard there are at least four threats to peace and...

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...

SADC workshop hears peace not possible if half the population is...

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A recent workshop demonstrated just how much women are integral to peace and security in southern Africa stressing their involvement the three “Ps” -...

Top SADC man calls on Zambian President

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Southern African Development Community (SADC) Executive Secretary Elias Magosi’s latest stop on his courtesy call round to leaders of the regional bloc’s 16 member...

$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...

SA committed to SADC law and order maintenance, says Cele

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Police Minister Bheki Cele has reiterated South Africa’s commitment to maintain law within its borders and actively play a part in combating any form...

SADC top man meets Mnangagwa

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The numbers read seven down, nine to go for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) executive secretary’s undertaking to meet the leaders of all...

Madagascar signs up for SADC charter to stop IUU fishing

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Indian Ocean island country Madagascar is on the verge of committing to a Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional fisheries control and surveillance initiative. The...

SADC “fairly stable and peaceful” – executive secretary

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Elias Mogosi, the top official of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), told a senior European foreign affairs specialist the region is “fairly stable...

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