(Last Updated on November 29, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
GABORONE – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has agreed to respond to the ongoing Islamist insurgency which has ravaged the northern part of Mozambique.
This follows the finalisation of a “comprehensive regional response” by five presidents from the region who attended an extraordinary summit in Botswana, Gaborone.
Attacks by jihadists who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group have increased with reports from various groups estimating that more than 2000 people have been killed and over 350 000 displaced.
The attacks have included the killing of civilians and clashes with security forces.
The United Nation has said the human rights situation in the country is “increasingly alarming.”
Presidents from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo attended the summit while Tanzania and Mozambique were represented by it’s vice president and minister of Defense respectively.