SADC security, defence ministers to meet in Mozambique

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Southern African Development Community (SADC) security and defence ministers are expected to meet in Mozambique on Wednesday ahead of the planned Extraordinary Double Troika Summit.

The gathering will discuss the instability and insurgency in Mozambique’s northern region of Cabo Delgado, where militants have been terrorising the region since 2017.

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The latest attack happened last month when dozens of people, including a South African man, were killed.

Heads of State will convene for the double summit in Maputo on Thursday.

Presidential spokesperson, Tyrone Seale, says ministers of Defence, State Security and International Relations will accompany President Cyril Ramaphosa to the summit.

The international community has called for action to end the fighting in Cabo Delgado, with the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday welcoming an announcement by Mozambican authorities that the town of Palma had been cleared of ISIS linked militants and was once again secured.

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