Mozambique’s insecurity: Southern African leaders to meet

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will hold an extraordinary summit on Thursday in the Mozambican capital Maputo, to discuss ways to tackle the Islamist insurgency bedeviling the southeast African nation.

“SADC is deeply concerned about the continued terrorist attacks in Cabo Delgado, especially for the lives and welfare of the residents who continue to suffer from the atrocious, brutal and indiscriminate assaults,” the SADC said in a statement released on Tuesday.

The Extraordinary Double Troika Summit will see representatives from Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Mozambique meet.

“A communique on the key outcomes of the Extraordinary Double Troika Summit will be issued at the end of the deliberations,” the statement concluded.

The meeting comes in the wake of an attack on the key northern town of Palma last month by Islamist militants in the restive Cabo Delgado province.

 

Edited by Olajumoke Adeleke

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