Exclusive: South Africa to push for military action against Mozambique insurgents

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  • Saturday, 22 May 2021

FILE PHOTO: South Africa's Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will press for urgent military action by regional body SADC to quell an Islamist insurgency in Mozambique threatening to destabilize neighbouring countries, the foreign minister said on Friday.

It will make this call at a summit of the Southern African Development Community's 16 member states next week, Naledi Pandor told Reuters in a telephone interview.

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