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Less than a month before the defenseWeb event on the fight against the Mozambican insurgency


In less than a month, defenseWeb will organize a virtual event on regional and international efforts to counter the insurgency in Mozambique, through a virtual conference on the theme “Developing a multi-theater approach to restore peace in Cabo Delgado”.

The death earlier this month of insurgent leader of Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) Rajab Ndanjile during operations led by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission forces in Mozambique (SAMIM) once again sheds light on the successes against the insurgents, but experts fear the initial gains will be short-lived.

SAMIM’s tenure has been extended beyond its first three months as counterinsurgency efforts accelerate, but although territory has been recaptured and dozens of insurgents killed, there is concern that it takes years to end the insurgency, especially if ASWJ resorts to traditional terrorist tactics like roadside bombings. Experts also warned that a military response is only part of a solution and that the root causes of the insurgency must be addressed.

These topics and more will be in the spotlight on November 16, when defenseWeb’s list of expert speakers examines the latest developments regarding the security situation in Mozambique.

Among the ten speakers already confirmed, Liesl Louw-Vaudran, principal researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, will give an overview of the current situation in Cabo Delgado and its implications.

Keri Leicher, Head of Security Information Services at Castor Vali, will discuss business risk management and the oil and gas industry’s perspective on the insurgency and the response to it.

Other speakers from the International Crisis Group, Dyck Advisory Group, Focus Group, African Defense Review and 14 North Strategies will examine the role of outside forces in counterinsurgency; South Africa‘s response to the insurgency; participation of the private security sector and the defense industry; and the means to deal with the humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado.

It will be an insightful overview of the situation in Mozambique and will be of interest to investors in the oil and gas and mining sectors, defense companies, private security companies, academics, intelligence companies, members of the military, the media. , private military contractors. , and the citizens concerned.

Participants will be able to participate in live sessions and ask urgent questions of the speakers. The sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear first-hand from key stakeholders involved in resolving the crisis in Mozambique – register today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. If you would like to play a leading role in this event and increase your brand visibility, please contact Robert Mace, [email protected]

To view the agenda or to register, please click here.