Islamist forces appear to have seized the port of Mocimboa da Praia, in Mozambique’s gas-rich northern Cabo Delgado province.
There are challenges ahead for Mozambique, even while it is poised for a period of dramatic growth as investment into its northern gas finds escalates.
A group of NGOs has accused Total and the French state of “machinations” involving Mozambique’s gas industry.
The Islamic State (IS) has released video of a helicopter shot down in northern Mozambique, said to belong to anti-jihadist mercenary forces.
Total has shutdown work at Mozambique LNG in order to manage an outbreak of coronavirus at the site in Cabo Delgado.
A town in northern Mozambique near major LNG construction works has been seized by Islamist militants, according to local reports.
Air Products has signed up to supply two LNG heat exchangers to the Total-led Mozambique LNG venture.
The insurgency in northern Mozambique is becoming more dangerous, causing alarm for the two major gas projects in the area. There is little sign of improvement.