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Vol 63 No 4

Published 17th February 2022


The jihadists show staying power

A badly coordinated foreign intervention has made it easier for insurgents to keep fighting, and spread into new areas despite losing many recruits

The fighting between a regional alliance and Islamist rebels in the northernmost Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique looks far from over. In January, heads of state from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) decided at a summit in Malawi to extend the mandate of their mission in Mozambique for a second time. But there is still little clarity about how its intervention should work.

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