The leaders of several southern African countries are meeting in Mozambique on Thursday to discuss military plans to tackle a growing insurgency in the north of the country. News24 reports that the top-level meeting, led by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, is expected to discuss the possibility of SADC deploying 3000 troops to battle the insurgents. The Southern African Development Community nations are concerned that jihadist violence could spread throughout the region if left unchecked.