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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...

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