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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...

SADC resources “channelled” to SAMIM

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The southern African regional bloc’s support to peace and security programme (SPSS) reports “fundamental achievements” in four result areas on strategic policy documents and...

SAMIM deployment extended and mandate altered

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) is to be downgraded from a full enforcement operation to a peacekeeping mission. This was...

SAMIM repulses ASWJ on Mozambican island

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SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) elements in concert with Forḉas Armadas de Defesa de Moḉambique (FADM) report a successful offensive against Al Sunnah wa...

SAMIM on SADC April Summit agenda

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Operational conditions in northern Mozambique will come under the regional bloc spotlight next month at an Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit in Pretoria. SAMIM (SADC Mission...

Ramaphosa recommits SADC to Mozambique

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told his Mozambican counterpart Felipe Nyusi that support for the “fight against terrorism-backed conflict and insurgency” in Cabo Delgado...

SADC envoys prepare for Heads of State visit to Mozambique

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) can expect a Heads of State visit in the not too distant future. This is...

SA soldiers to stay in Mozambique until at least mid-April

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South Africa’s military commitment to SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) has been extended to mid-April this year, President Cyril Ramaphosa informed Parliament via a...

ISS: Lessons for Mozambique after France’s withdrawal from the Sahel

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent decision to withdraw troops from Mali nine years after first intervening in the conflict against jihadi separatists sparked debate...

Zim food aid for Moz

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A Zimbabwean presidential pledge saw a thousand tons of staple food assistance delivered to displaced Mozambicans at the weekend. President Emmerson Mnangagwa made the pledge...

SA infantry, pathfinders heading to Mozambique

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In order to relieve and reinforce South African Special Forces in Mozambique, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deploying a combat...

Insurgent attacks show work remains to pacify Cabo Delgado

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The attackers came in six wooden canoes. One with a small motor towed the rest. In the fading light of dusk, they reached Matemo Island...

Sustaining security in Mozambique a tall task

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Amid the many challenges of rooting out Islamist extremists from the dense forests of northeastern Mozambique lies another issue — how to sustain the...

Defence and security neglected by Ramaphosa in his SONA

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Probably the most committed defence watcher in the National Assembly (NA) maintains President Cyril Ramaphosa did not do the wider South African defence sector...

Another Botswana Defence Force soldier dies in Mozambique

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Another Botswana Defence Force (BDF) soldier, recently deployed to Mozambique as part of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) assistance force, has died. The BDF...

Chinese military equipment boost for SAMIM

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SAMIM (Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique) will, during the course of the year, receive as yet unspecified Chinese military aid. The African Union...

Commitments questioned as Cabo Delgado bleeds

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As a Christian pastor roamed his fields outside Nova Zambézia village in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province on 15 December, insurgents surprised him and his...

Ramaphosa to visit SAMIM troops on Mozambique trip

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Mozambique on a working visit at the invitation of Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi. While in the southern African...

SAMIM seemingly going nowhere

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The under-equipped and poorly manned SAMIM (Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique) continues efforts to remove ASWJ (Al Sunnah Wa Jama’ah) from Cabo...

Tanzanian CoS in Mozambique

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Lieutenant General Matthew Mkingule, Tanzanian People’s Defence Force (TPDF) Chief of Staff (CoS), is the latest addition to senior Southern African Development Community (SADC)...

PMCs were vital to the survival of Cabo Delgado – DAG

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Private military contractors (PMCs) were vital to the survival of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province before the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Rwanda deployed...

SAMIM records successful ops in Cabo Delgado

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Two major SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) operations over a three month period resulted in the deaths of 31 Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ)...

SADC extends SAMIM deployment

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Soldiers from eight southern African countries will remain in Mozambique for an as yet unknown length of time, an extraordinary summit of Southern African...

SADC cannot drop its guard against terrorism – Ramaphosa

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, wearing his Southern African Development Community (SADC) hat, said ahead of today’s (Wednesday's) extraordinary Heads of State Summit there...

SADC summit on Mozambique insurgency to be held this week

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The first Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the year that was due to be held...

SADC Summit focuses on Mozambique insurgency

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Mozambique is the sole agenda item for Friday’s first Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the year. The virtual...

Special Forces operator death not in vain

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The death of a South African Special Forces operator in a firefight with ASWJ (Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah) insurgents in Mozambique will not be...

SA soldier death in Mozambique a pointer to insufficient asset deployment

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The first South African soldier to die a combat death in the current regional offensive against Islamist insurgents in Mozambique - while tragic -...

South African soldier killed during combat in Mozambique

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A member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was shot and killed by insurgents in Cabo Delgado whilst fighting with the SADC...

Pandor confirms SAMIM extension, gives no timeline

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Naledi Pandor, the South African government’s senior international relations and co-operation go-to person, told her last media briefing of the year the Southern African...

Mabuza warns on Mozambique insurgency spilling over

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South African deputy president David Mabuza maintains the possibility of the ongoing insurgency in Mozambique spilling into neighbouring states cannot be ignored. The South African...

Lesotho soldier is latest SAMIM fatality

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A Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) soldier died of unspecified - non-combat related – causes while serving with the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM), adding...

2 SAI readying for SAMIM deployment

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South African military involvement in Mozambique by way of an SADC (Southern African Development Community) Mission looks set to increase with 2 SA Infantry...

SAMIM forces take down ASWJ terrorists

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The SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) reports the deaths of 11 Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) terrorists in northern Mozambique’s Macomia district. A SAMIM communique...

SAMIM “neutralising terrorists”

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The Southern African Development Community’s (SADC’s) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) has made progress against insurgents in Cabo Delgado province, neutralised terrorists and seizing weapons...

SAMIM takes out three ASWJ bases

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In addition to overrunning three Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) bases, SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) forces rescued eight women and five children believed...

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...

SAMIM marks milestones in counter-insurgency fight

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In its first official communique since deploying a regional force to Mozambique just on four months ago, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) says...

Repurposing of SANDF needed to tackle terrorism and border insecurity –...

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The insurgency by Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) in northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado has provided an opportunity for Southern African Development Community (SADC) member...

Top SADC official calls on SAMIM

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A visit by the executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to troubled Mozambique, where the regional bloc has deployed a multi-national...

SA C-in-C authorises Mozambique deployment for three more months

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The South African flag will remain part of the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) until at least mid-January. President Cyril Ramaphosa as Commander-in-Chief of the...

Shadow defence minister highlights importance of South Africa’s role in Cabo...

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South Africa has an economic and regional interest in securing Cabo Delgado from the insurgency led by Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ), according to...

Traditional terrorism could mean trouble for security forces in Mozambique –...

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Globalisation, more traditional forms of terrorism and a lack of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) could be major vulnerabilities to the Southern African Development...

SAMIM extended – new timeframe not known

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Soldiers from five Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries will be in Mozambique for longer than the original three month deployment announced by...

ASWJ leader succumbs in SAMIM offensive

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Thorough debriefing following a SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) offensive on an Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) base south of Chitama late last month...

SAMIM reduces terrorist base to “rubble”, kills 17

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The southern African regional military force in Mozambique mounted a successful operation against Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) at the weekend, eliminating a base...