Will foreign intervention save Cabo Delgado?

Forces from Rwanda and SADC are making headway against terrorism in Mozambique, but more needs to be done.

More than 20 countries are now helping Mozambique to fight insurgents in Cabo Delgado province, train its army or deliver humanitarian aid. Will this turn the situation around?

A new Institute for Security Studies (ISS) policy brief on the situation in Mozambique warns that coordination among these foreign missions and tailoring the training being provided is vital to ensure effective responses. This seminar will discuss the progress and gaps in the current approaches to stabilising northern Mozambique.

Simultaneous Portuguese–English translation will be provided.

Chairperson: Liesl Louw-Vaudran, Senior Researcher, ISS Pretoria


HE Jaime Neto, Minister of Defence, Mozambique

Amb Claude Nikobisanzwe, High Commissioner of Rwanda in Mozambique

Prof Mpho Molomo, Head of SADC Mission in Mozambique (TBC)

Borges Nhamirre, ISS Consultant

Development partners
This seminar is funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.