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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 –...

SA military expenditure in DR Congo totals R2 billion plus in...

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South African commitments to continental peacekeeping as part of government’s foreign policy falls squarely on the shoulders of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Military action alone not enough for peace in Cabo Delgado –...

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Problems in Cabo Delgado will not be overcome by military means alone, a senior Mozambican religious leader told a meeting in Pemba where he...

SAMIM now a combined multi-dimensional mission

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Fourteen months since arriving in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) is transitioning from a full...

Combat Team Alpha builds own base in Mozambique’s Macomia

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South Africa’s replacement deployment – Combat Team Alpha (CTA) – for its first SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) positioning is in place now with...

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...

SANDF’s Combat Team Alpha purifying its own water in Mozambique

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Due to a lack of infrastructure at its base in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) Combat Team Alpha...

ISS analysis supports SADC deployment in Mozambique

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) has been on the ground in the troubled east African country for over a...

SAMIM announces death of Lesotho soldier in accident

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A member of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) has passed away in Mozambique after a vehicle accident, the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) has...

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...

SAMIM pays tribute to a fallen SANDF soldier

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SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) Forces have paid tribute to a fallen South African peacekeeper, Staff Sergeant Johan Andries van Rooyen, who passed away...

Pemba peacebuilding meeting hears confidence and trust essential in Cabo Delgado

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SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) peacebuilding efforts in conflict ravaged Cabo Delgado has to see confidence in and trust returned between communities and officialdom,...

Maphwanya visits SADC Mission in Mozambique

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The Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Rudzani Maphwanya, has paid a visit to the Southern African Development Community’s Mission in...

$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...

Replacement South African combat team moving to Cabo Delgado

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Elements of 2 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion are heading to Mozambique as part of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Combat Team Alpha rotation...

Islamic State on the run in Mozambique, but battles remain

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Bernardino Rafael is not prone to hyperbole, but his recent comments about the war on terrorism in northern Mozambique were optimistic. The general commander of...

SAS Spioenkop returns home from Mozambique

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The South African Navy's frigate SAS Spioenkop (F147) is currently steaming home after an Operation Vikela deployment off Mozambique and once back in South...

SAMIM Force Commander calls on troops

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The South African two-star general commanding the SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) force told his troops “challenges will be resolved” to ensure soldiers are...

Dorado boats integral to MRS patrols off Mozambique

An integral part of the maritime component of SAMIM (Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique) is shallow water island patrols conducted by elements...

SANDF committed to Cabo Delgado civil-military co-operation

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The primary task of South African military personnel in Cabo Delgado is to end an Islamist insurgency. At the same time the South African...

Defence Minister to elaborate on spoiled rations in Mozambique

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise has been granted time to study the Military Ombud report on bad and spoilt military rations in...

President Ramaphosa extends Op Vikela until April 2023

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South African military personnel and materiel will be in northern Mozambique until mid-April next year in support of what President Cyril Ramaphosa writes is...

Bad rations in Mozambique blamed on mobile pantry malfunction

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Concerns about bad rations for South African soldiers in Mozambique were first raised in Parliament last November with a Military Ombud investigative team on...

SANDF gives an update on Mozambique deployment

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Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Rudzani Maphwanya, yesterday briefed the media on the status of the country's deployment in Mozambique’s...

SAMIM “transit” to lower level confirmed by SADC

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A top “organ” of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) approved downscaling the regional bloc’s military commitment to strife-torn northern Mozambique. SAMIM (SADC Mission in...

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...

Africom praises SADC involvement in Mozambique

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The Southern African Development Community’s (SADC’s) counter-terrorism operations in Mozambique have been quite effective and are a good example of an African solution to...

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