Mozambique: The Natural Gas Project in Cabo Delgado and the rise of insurgency leading to killing of thousands of citizens
The Northern part of Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has since October 2017 faced insurgency from alleged Islamist Ansar al-Sunna rebels, resulting in the killing of more than 2,000 people. The United Nations (UN) reports that more than 700,000 others have been forced to flee their homes. The militants have taken control of territory in Cabo Delgado, including a strategic port in the town of Mocimboa da Praia, and burned dozens of villages across the resource-rich province. The port is home to the liquefied natural gas projects which are being exploited by France’s Total and US’s ExxonMobil.