Why can’t Mozambique secure Cabo Delgado province?

Offshore gas workers among 200 trapped by ISIL-linked fighters.

A hotel has become the latest flashpoint in a long-running conflict in northern Mozambique.

ISIL-linked fighters besieged the town of Palma on Wednesday, forcing nearly 200 people to seek refuge in a resort.  

Many are foreign nationals working on a natural gas project owned by Total, which only announced a resumption of operations a few hours before the attack.

The latest assault by the al-Shabab armed group (not related to the Somali group of the same name) highlights increasing instability in the gas-rich Cabo Delgado province.

So why has the Mozambican government failed to contain the unrest? 

Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2021/3/28/why-cant-mozambique-secure-cabo-delgado-province


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