Mozambique: Where next for the Cabo Delgado insurgency?

AML Insight April 2021

On 24 March, the Mozambican town of Palma – a formerly sleepy fishing harbour that has recently become the epicentre of the country’s nascent Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry – came under attack by Islamist-linked insurgents known locally as al-Shabaab. The attack and subsequent occupation of Palma, and the bungled response of Mozambican security forces,…

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Mozambique’s insurgency raises risk of government debt default

AML Media

The receding chances of onshore liquid natural gas (LNG) production starting on time in northern Mozambique will leave a hole in public finances and increase the danger of a debt default. The seizure of the town of Palma in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province by Islamist militants in March burst a bubble of complacency surrounding…

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