Troops have begun arriving in Mozambique as agreed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), as tensions continue emerging.
Rwanda will provide a 1,000-person force to Mozambique’s trouble Cabo Delgado Province to assist in a counter-insurgency programme.
Saipem has issued a warning over its 4 billion euro ($4.8bn) contract for work on Mozambique LNG, following Total’s declaration of force majeure.
Total has declared force majeure at its Mozambique LNG project, citing the local insecurity.
Mozambican businesses looking to cash in on Africa’s biggest private investment are facing disaster after an attack by Islamic State-linked militants on a town close to Total’s $20 billion natural gas export project.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) held an emergency meeting today in Maputo to discuss terrorism in Mozambique.
A hoax statement claims Galp is abandoning its involvement in northern Mozambique in order to pursue a “100% renewable future”.
Foreign military support is growing in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado Province following the attack on Palma but it is clear that the LNG plans have suffered a major setback.
Mozambique and Tanzania have held high-level talks on a number of issues, including terrorism in Cabo Delgado, as Total pushes for more security.
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.