Malawi set to send troops to fight Islamists in Mozambique mid-month

President Lazarus Chakwera is sending Malawi troops to Mozambique mid this month to fight the Islamist insurgents.

Malawi first contributed troops to UN peacekeeping in 1994. Today, it has over 900 uniformed personnel across several missions in Africa, including in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (pictured). Photo: MONUSCO

Chakwera said at an extraordinary Sadc Troika meeting last week in Botswana that Malawi would be sending the Malawi Defense Force soldiers to help kick out the Islamists from Mozambique.

Sources in the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) say the Malawi troops might be dispatched as early as December 15, 2020.

Meanwhile, 20 members of Mozambique’s security forces have been killed and and 15 others injured after an ambush by Islamist militants in Matambalale village in the district of Muidumbe.

A group of military personnel were on manoeuvres in that region when the incident happened on Sunday, according to local media.

In one of the ambushes, a colonel and a major died, sources quoted by local media say.

The victims were part of group sent to that district to reinforce security after last week’s attacks where homes were set ablaze and residents killed.

The army has not been available to confirm or deny the reports.

The three-year old insurgency has killed more than 2,000 people and displaced about 500,000 others in Cabo Delgado, according to official statistics.

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Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
1 month ago

Moz yokana dooko, politics of madness

Tonse Drama Group
1 month ago

kodi kwantere kwantere amaganiza bwanji

Kwitande wa kwitande
Kwitande wa kwitande
1 month ago

This pastor is adamant.He wants to open an embassy in Jerusalem and he is sending troops to Mozambique. Watch this sapce and see what this stupid retired pastor will do to Malawi. Indeed I agree with those who say this pastor fell from the hand of God and he is of this world

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago

I’ll wait to hear it directly from the president. Last i checked Mozambique had its own well trained and equipped army, whats in it for us?

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

This is a dangerous undertaking. Islamists are dangerous and they do not fear death with the awkward or stupid mentality that they would go straight to heaven once they die in combat. Which heaven? Once we start engaging ourselves in these religious driven wars, we should expect suicide bombers to come here. France is struggling to contain islamists at the moment. Think about is again.

Parallel Market
Parallel Market
1 month ago

MR. PRESIDENT,

LET PARLIAMENT DELIBERATE THIS DECISION AND VOTE WHETHER YES OR NO. I FOR ONE MY VOTE IS ‘NO’ BECAUSE MOZAMBIQUE HAS NOT MADE AN OFFICIAL REQUEST TO YOU SIR.

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
1 month ago

He’ll corrupt the Parliamentarians. This should be voted outside the Parliament. Simple, is this what Blair is advising Mr Talk Talk?

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
1 month ago

Koma Chakwera, akuti chani? I guess his advisors are not helping him at all. Tayesani muone.

Nkhuk
Nkhuk
1 month ago

Malawians should be proactive. It is good to let the gvt know now that they are not representing Malawians. Osadzapanga protest zitaoleratu

Rocky Dada
Rocky Dada
1 month ago

Moz, should agree to cede some portion of its territory to Malawi, we can manage those territory very well. On it’s own Moz doesen’t have the capcity like SA and others to do so. Laz and Felipe should consider discussung this.

Tonse Alliance
Tonse Alliance
1 month ago

Fighting islamic militants its bad move,please concentrate on your promises…We are still wating for 1.Cheap passports,2.Free water and escom connection,3.Ngongole ma form ndiye tinafila 4 months ago koma mpaka pano.

Ray
Ray
1 month ago

How sure are we that this is “islamist”?
Hear they found oil, gas etc there. So send in so called “islamists” to create civil war while we steal the resources.
American/zionist plans .
Looks like we’ve become slaves of the zionists.

Lego
1 month ago
Reply to  Ray

Zionists in terms of what?You are using a word and name at a wrong place.

Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  Ray

Are you abudal ……

Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
1 month ago

Tumizaniko Msundwe Barracks. Paja mumayitama

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