SADC Punts on Mozambique—For the Time Being
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SADC Punts on Mozambique—For the Time Being

Women sit inside a displacement center after fleeing an attack claimed by Islamic State-linked insurgents on the town of Palma, in Pemba, Mozambique on April 2, 2021.
Women sit inside a displacement center after fleeing an attack claimed by Islamic State-linked insurgents on the town of Palma, in Pemba, Mozambique on April 2, 2021. Emidio Jozine/Reuters

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On April 8, the leaders of Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, and Zimbabwe met with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi to consider next steps with respect to the crisis in Cabo Delgado. They decided to send a team of experts to the battle zone to make recommendations. The leaders also agreed to meet again in three weeks’ time. The meeting fell under the purview of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a sixteen-member regional bloc. SADC is not moving quickly on this crisis, and, in the past, it has failed to address major regional crises, especially in Zimbabwe. It remains to be seen whether that pattern will be repeated with respect to Mozambique.

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