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SADC “concerned” over Cabo Delgado violence

With a meeting of the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security looming large to address the northern Mozambique situation,...

ISS: Mozambique on a knife’s edge with its Cabo Delgado insurgency

Although SADC is the first responder to the crisis, the AU’s hands aren’t completely tied. Last week the world witnessed a dramatic attack on the Mozambican town...

SA warned on Mozambique insurrection last year

More than seven months after the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) called for continental assistance to be given to troubled Mozambique, the call has...

ISS: Terrorism in Mozambique needs African solutions

On 14 December, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi convened a meeting of the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Troika of the Organ on Politics, Defence...

ISS: Reinventing the Force Intervention Brigade

SADC has finally agreed to change the FIB, but the proposed new Quick Reaction Forces’ mandate is unclear. After seven years in the Democratic Republic...

ISS: Explosives smuggling: South Africa’s ticking time bomb

Originating in the region’s mining and construction industries, explosives are used for illegal mining and robberies. On the morning of 3 June 2020 in Krugersdorp,...

MONUSCO to “demilitarise and close offices”

Work is underway on a joint strategy for MONUSCO to “gradually and responsibly exit” the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) but this is not...

ISS: Dealing with crises in Africa – south vs west

Civil society groups, opposition leaders and commentators ask why the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is quiet on crises such as those in Zimbabwe,...

Hensoldt presentation on Terrorism in SADC

Webinar event: Sovereign Security Conference 2020 Topic: Hensoldt – Terrorism in SADC

ISS: Asking the right questions about the Force Intervention Brigade

‘The Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) should not be tampered with,’ the Southern African Development Community (SADC) insisted at its annual summit on Monday this...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...