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Southern African bloc further extends Mozambique troop deployment

Southern African bloc further extends Mozambique troop deployment

SOUTHERN African countries agreed to extend their troop deployment in Mozambique for another month to help it fight an Islamic State-linked insurgency. The countries, linked in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), agreed last year to send troops to Mozambique. The mission's mandate was set to end on Friday but has been extended on an interim basis until an SADC heads of state summit in mid-August, when a more detailed report on the mission's progress will be considered. The insurgency is concentrated in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado. It has claimed thousands of lives since it broke out in…
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Southern African bloc extends Mozambique troop deployment

Southern African bloc extends Mozambique troop deployment

SOUTHERN African countries agreed at a summit on Wednesday to extend their troop deployment in Mozambique to help the government fight an Islamic State-linked insurgency, a communique said. The countries, linked in the Southern African Development Community, agreed in June to send troops to help Mozambique tackle the insurgency, which is concentrated in the northern province of Cabo Delgado and has claimed thousands of lives since it broke out in 2017. "Summit noted the good progress made since the deployment of the SADC Mission in Mozambique and extended its mandate," the communique said after leaders met in Malawi's capital Lilongwe.…
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