South African bloc pledges to fight jihadists in Mozambique

South African bloc pledges to fight jihadists in Mozambique

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has pledged to continue to help fight jihadist groups in northern Mozambique.

The mission will see a continued presence of military personnel there for the next few months, with the long-term plan being to de-escalate the violence and help to bring stability to the region.

At a troika meeting in Pretoria on Sunday, South Africa’s International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor told her counterparts that the Sadc mission had made good progress in repelling attacks over the past year.

The meeting also heard that the EU has committed to funding the mission, and would offer humanitarian as well as military assistance, the BBC reports.

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