Angela Merkel makes surprise entry into EU talks on Cabo Delgado
France, Portugal, and Italy are not the only ones paying attention to the conflict in northern Mozambique. Other members of the European Union, chief among them Germany, are increasingly interested in Maputo, both by offering their good offices and in seizing economic opportunities. [...]
Southern Africa's other green revolution
The slow legalisation of the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, which got under way in Canada and the United States in 2016, has started a veritable agricultural revolution in Africa. From the mountains of Lesotho to the South African coast, taking in Malawi and Zimbabwe, the sector's major operators have set up partnerships with local entrepreneurs able to oversee plantations and talk to governments about the liberalisation of a form of cultivation which is still largely forbidden on the continent. [...]
Dyck Advisory Group deploys on ground to counter Cabo Delgado insurrection
To coordinate ground offensives more effectively with the aerial bombardments being conducted by his aircraft against the self-proclaimed jihadist insurrection, Colonel Lionel Dyck is overseeing training for the Mozambican police. [...]
Total brings in former military man to head LNG plant 'security unit'
Total is deeply concerned about the problems posed by the increasing number of terrorist actions in the province of Cabo Delgado. The French major has called in a former military officer to take charge of security at its sites there. [...]