SADC approves deployment of its standby force to Mozambique

MAPUTO – Countries in Southern Africa on Wednesday agreed to deploy forces to help quell a bloody jihadist insurgency wreaking havoc in northern Mozambique over the past three years.


The Southern African Development Community (SADC) bloc “approved” the deployment of the “SADC Standby Force in support of Mozambique to combat of terrorism and acts of violent extremism in Cabo Delgado,” the bloc’s executive secretary Stergomena Tax said at the end of a one-day summit.

The violence in northern Mozambique has been going on for three years.




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