Will foreign intervention end terrorism in Cabo Delgado?

Lessons thus far highlight the importance of transparency, coordination among foreign missions, and tailoring to local needs.

Mozambique has accepted foreign assistance to deal with the terror threat in Cabo Delgado. Countries from Africa, Europe and North America are directly involved in combating the insurgency, either through military missions or training Mozambican military forces. This policy brief focuses on support provided by private military companies, Rwanda and the Southern African Development Community. It highlights the importance of transparency and the need for foreign missions to be coordinated and tailored to local needs.

About the author

Borges Nhamirre is journalist and researcher with over 10 years of experience in Mozambican politics and governance. He has a degree in international relations and diplomacy from the High Institute of International Relations, Maputo and a law degree from Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo. He is a Research Consultant with the Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria.

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This policy brief 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.
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