Regional responses to the insurgency in Mozambique

How should countries in Southern Africa respond to the conflict in northern Mozambique?

In May 2020, leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) committed to supporting Mozambique ‘against armed groups and terrorists’ who are wreaking havoc in Cabo Delgado province. Yet there has since been little clarity on what SADC and its member states are planning to do. Meanwhile, calls have been made for non-African intervention to prevent violent extremism spreading in Southern Africa.

Attacks by insurgents in northern Mozambique have so far cost the lives of over 1 000 people and displaced more than 200 000 citizens. This seminar looks at the situation from a regional perspective.

Chair: Liesl Louw-Vaudran, Southern Africa project leader, ISS


Dr David Matsinhe, Lusophone researcher, Amnesty International

Prof Martin Rupiya, Innovation and Training Manager, ACCORD

Martin Ewi, Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa, ISS ENACT

Development partners
The ISS is grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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