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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has shifted its extraordinary summit that was scheduled to start yesterday to next week, January 11th up to 12.

President Chakwera: To Chair the Summit President Chakwera: To Chair the Summit

The summit, which was initially planned to be virtue, will be held physical in Lilongwe, Malawi.


The Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government wants to review progress of the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) which was deployed in 2021  to support Mozambique to combat terrorism and acts of violent extremism in Cabo Delgado.


A statement from the SADC Secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana says prior to the Extraordinary Summit, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation will convene an Extraordinary SADC Organ Troika Summit, comprising Heads of State and Government from Organ Troika members namely; Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and will be attended by the Republic of Mozambique.


The mission of SADC is to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth and socio-economic development through efficient, productive systems, deeper cooperation and integration, good governance and durable peace and security so that the region emerges as a competitive and effective player in international relations and the world economy. Member States are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Malawi PresidentLazarus Chakwera will chair the summit in his capacity as SADC Chairperson – Reported by Austin Kakande, MBC Online Services

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