TotalEnergies and ExxonMobil, the two majors operating the two gas projects in Cabo Delgado, are unable to find common ground. The French company would like to reopen negotiations, unlike the American company.
Serbia has been given the green light to contribute to the EU military training mission in Mozambique to which it is expected to provide either equipment or trainers.
The near 2,500 Rwandan soldiers and police officers deployed in Cabo Delgado province are increasingly unpopular within the Mozambican armed forces. However, they continue to have the support of the local population.
One of TotalEnergies' purchasing managers in Maputo, Lei von Habsburg-Lothringen, has just been sent to Milan for at least a year to work with the Italian services giant Saipem.
Resumption of work on the Cabo Delgado liquefaction plant could still be postponed in the wake of a humanitarian assessment commissioned by TotalEnergies and in light of geopolitical and financial considerations.
After a two-year hiatus, the Mozambique LNG mega-project in Cabo Delgado province looks set to get going again. TotalEnergies and its subcontractors have already resumed some activities and are on a hiring spree.