S. African bloc extends Mozambique troop mission
14 January 2022 | 9:53 am
Leaders from the Southern African Development Community said on Wednesday they were extending a troop deployment in Mozambique to help the government fight an Islamic State-linked insurgency.
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Forces from Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Rwanda have been sent to Mozambique to help in the fight against Islamist militants.
Aid group Save the Children has said a "children's" humanitarian crisis is brewing in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province as the fight to root out Islamist militants continues.
Rwandan forces have driven out Islamist militants in Mozambique's gas-rich Cabo Delgado province. Their success underlines the failure of Mozambique's army, but some observers want Rwanda to state when they will leave.
A trial has kicked off for 19 suspects in Mozambique’s "hidden debt" or "tuna bonds" scandal. The corruption affair allegedly involved a tuna company, maritime security firms and more than 2 billion dollars in loans. Monday, South Africa promised to extradite the man who was Mozambique’s Finance Minister at the time. Journalist Ntshepeng Motema explains how the scandal worsened the country’s economic troubles.
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