A Southern African Development Community (Sadc) technical team will assess the threat that Islamist militants pose to Mozambique to determine how to respond to the insurgency, the nation’s foreign minister said.

The bloc agreed to deploy the team after regional leaders met last week to discuss the escalating violence in the northeast of the country. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the meeting also agreed to revive a so-called Sadc brigade to intervene in the conflict...

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