4 April 2021

Mozambique: BBC has listened to people who were able to escape from Palma in the country’s far north after it was attacked by al-Shabab terrorists.

3 April 2021

Mozambique: “(O)ffshore exploration in the Cabo Delgado area includes Africa’s three largest LNG projects. These are the Mozambique LNG Project (involving Total and previously Anadarko) worth $20 billion; the Coral FLNG Project (involving Eni and Exxon Mobil) worth $4.7 billion; and the Rovuma LNG Project (involving Exxon Mobil, Eni and CNPC) worth $30 billion.” Production, supposed to start in 2024, was meant to boost Mozambique’s entire economy and that of its northernmost part in particular. So far, people of Cabo Delgado have not benefitted in any way. Some, on the contrary, were relocated to make room for infrastructure for the LNG development. Since 2017, Ansar al-Sunna aka Al-Shabaab, has been posing a growing security threat, displacing 670,000 people, temporarily bringing the port city Mocimboa da Praia under its control in 2020 and now attacking Palma in the immediate vicinity of the LNG project.