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The deep roots of the Cabo Delgado conflict

MULTIMEDIA STORY The present conflict in northern Mozambique, in the region of Cabo Delgado, has its roots partly in ethnic tensions that were exacerbated by clashing loyalties during the war of independence and the subsequent actions of the liberation party, FRELIMO....

SADC extraordinary summit on Cabo Delgado

Crisis meeting on the insurgency in Cabo Delgado The Southern African Development Community (SADC) held an Extraordinary Double Troika Summit, in Maputo, Mozambique, on 8 April 2021 on measures to address terrorism in Mozambique. The country's northern province of...

The nexus between violent extremism and the illicit economy in northern Mozambique

Is Mozambique under siege from international organised crime? Published within the Extremisms in Africa anthology series, this chapter by Dr Linos Mapfumo explores the nexus between the insurgency in northern Mozambique and the region’s extensive illicit economies....

Disentangling Violent Extremism in Cabo Delgado Province, Northern Mozambique: Challenges and Prospects

Published within the Extremisms in Africa anthology series, this chapter by Blessed Mangena and Dr Mokete Pherudi provides an overview of the origins of Ansar al-Sunnah in Cabo Delgado, including methods of recruitment the group uses and prospects for containment....

Empowering Local Communities to Prevent Violent Extremism in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Published within the Extremisms in Africa anthology series, this chapter by Leigh Hamilton and Rami Sayed focuses on the spread of Islamist ideology to Mozambique, in particular its northern-most province of Cabo Delgado, detailing the erosion of civilian...

SADC and Mozambique – A quiet (loud) change in approach? 

On Friday 27 November 2020, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) hosted an Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit in Gaborone, Botswana. According to the SADC press release, “The SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, in short, the Organ, is...

Going deep into Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado extremism

To counter violent extremism in places such as Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado properly, it’s necessary to understand the root causes of such conflicts and how mining operations can worsen them Since October 2017, Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique has been the...

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Call for a National Dialogue in Zimbabwe

Call for a National Dialogue in Zimbabwe

Reviewing the foundation for a meeting of minds A recent op-ed by Dr Ibbo Mandaza, director of the SAPES Trust, called for a paradigm shift to achieve reform in Zimbabwe, a country clearly in deep crisis. One of the options he proposed was a call for a National...

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