Mozambique: South Africa deploys forces after jihadist attack | DW | 02.04.2021

South Africa deployed troops to Mozambique on Friday following an attack by “Islamic State” (IS) militants in the northern town of Palma last month. The announcement was made during a televised address by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who emphasized the need to protect South African nationals in neighboring Mozambique.

“We remain involved with securing the safety of our people in Mozambique — in Pemba and in Palma,” Ramaphosa said.

The attack on Palma has forced thousands of people to flee the town and seek safety in the port town of Pemba, which serves as the capital of…

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