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Cabo Delgado: a gas Eldorado and security nightmare
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Cabo Delgado: a gas Eldorado and security nightmare

The development of Cabo Delgado province's vast gas resources has brought with it the emergence of an armed insurgency, one that is yet to be clearly defined but is already impinging on Total and ExxonMobil's operations there. As the conflict worsens, President Nyusi has been prompted to seek foreign help.

Inner circles SADC Diplomacy 26/02/2021
Jorge Cardoso, head of the SADC Organ for Cooperation in Politics, Defense and Security.
Jorge Cardoso, head of the SADC Organ for Cooperation in Politics, Defense and Security. © SADC

Jorge Cardoso gets to grips with SADC's security potential to contend with Cabo Delgado crisis 

Of all the directorates of the Southern African Development Community, the one charged with regional political, defence, and security issues is by far the most strategic. Headed by Angola's Jorge Cardoso, it has to humour the changing moods of the organisation's rotating presidents at a time when a SADC military response is increasingly expected in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. [...]

MOZAMBIQUE Business 12/05/2020
On 24 April, the Helix intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft operated by its South African sister company Ultimate Aviation was spotted on the ground at Pemba airport.
On 24 April, the Helix intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft operated by its South African sister company Ultimate Aviation was spotted on the ground at Pemba airport. © CADG

Multi-sector contractor CADG expands presence in the skies over Cabo Delgado 

In late April, defence and engineering service group CADG sent up several of its reconnaissance aircraft over the province of Cabo Delgado, which has become a battleground for private sector operators since the beginnng of the insurrection in 2017. [...]

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