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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: defenceWeb.]

South Africa is discussing providing assistance to fight an Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique with links to Islamic State, according to a minister.

Insurgents have been staging attacks in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado, home to gas projects led by the likes of Total and Exxon Mobil Corp, since 2017, but the violence has escalated in recent months.

Speaking on state broadcaster SABC late on Friday, minister of international relations and cooperation Naledi Pandor said the two southern African nations were in talks about what assistance South Africa could provide.

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South Africa at a Glance
59 620 000 (mid 2020 estimate)
3.2% y/y in July 2020 (CPI) & +1.9 y/y in July 2020 (PPI)
-51% q/q (2nd quarter of 2020)
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