To train Filipe Nyusi's soldiers in counter-insurgency operations, foreign service providers to the Mozambican army are travelling to Cabo Delgado with the help of Solenta, the transport company employed by Total, which operates the Afungi gas operations.
As a member of the Commonwealth, Mozambique could find itself a prime target of a post-Brexit UK in search of trade opportunities. Yet the Minister for Exports and head of UK Export Finance has found himself stuck between entrepreneurs and NGOs warning against the environmental impact of gas rigs.
Control Risks' logistics and security partner in Cabo Delgado, Executive Logistics, has set up camp in Mocímboa da Praia, the epicentre of the insurgency movement rocking the region. This small port town close to the Afungi gas facilities will service as a rear base for its security operations.
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.