Southern African Development Community


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Southern African Development Community

An international organization that promotes economic development and integration for 15 countries in southern Africa. It encourages regional trade, common security measures and coordination on health policy, among other things. It was established in 1980 as the Southern African Development Coordination Conference and took its current name in 1992.
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Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai portrayed that assessment - reached after three days of discussions among Southern African Development Community leaders - as an endorsement of further talks.
The Japanese government also called on the Zimbabwean government to proactively cooperate with international diplomatic efforts, including those of the Southern African Development Community, the African Union and the United Nations, for the normalization and stabilization of the political situation in Zimbabwe.
The talks in SwazilandAa opened without South African President Thabo Mbeki, who has been appointed mediator for Zimbabwe by the region and has faced criticism over his quiet diplomacy approach South Africa said there was no need for a military intervention in Zimbabwe as the Southern African Development Community defence and security committee - made up of Angola, Tanzania and Swaziland - started its meeting.
There is no need to be ashamed in announcing that the presidential run-off should be called off until further notice," Levy Mwanawasa, the chair of the Southern African Development Community and Zambia andrsquo;s president, said.
The African Union and Southern African Development Community should "deploy a significant number of election monitors and ensure their continued presence until the electoral process is completed and results officially declared," it said.
Zambia's President Levy Mwanawasa told the emergency summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) that doing nothing was not an option.
Global web-based movement AVAAZ has more than 100,000 signatures in a petition to leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) condemning the shipment of arms and calling for an immediate suspension on arms transfers to Zimbabwe under the current political situation.
Bost hosted a regional roundtable conference in Cape Town on the issues and challenges facing the Southern African Development Community.
In December, South African President Thabo Mbeki and leaders from other Southern African Development Community countries, including Namibia, Mozambique and Tanzania, opposed the continued suspension of Zimbabwe from the Commonwealth for human rights abuses.
The Norwegian government's aid agency Norad has reportedly pledged an additional USD600,000 to the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The United States and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) signed a joint declaration on SA/LW measures in December 2000 which includes commitments to destruction of excess and illicit arms.
The airport would be the second largest international airport in the Southern African Development Community region, second to the congested Johannesburg International Airport.
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