SADC APPROVES FORCE TO MOZAMBIQUE
The Southern African Development Community (SADC )  approves deployment of its standby force to Mozambique. The deployment was approved at an extraordinary summit, held in Maputo, and attended by all 16 member states.
The aim is to combat terrorism and acts of violence in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region which has been under intense attack from insurgents for more than three years.
A SADC technical assessment team assigned to the area last month proposed sending nearly 3 000 troops and military assets to help fight the insurgency.