Mozambique: Conflict & Commerce

Our Mozambique: Conflict & Commerce Intelligence Report focuses on the insurgency in Cabo Delgado that is threatening to destabilize Southern Africa, raising a concern that the province, which has some of the world’s largest offshore gas reserves producing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), could become isolated from the rest of the world.

Maritime security is an integral part of the attempts to resolve the Mozambique Islamist insurgency situation, swift action is required to prevent further attacks escalating into an alarming and complex regional maritime problem.

What’s Next?

Can the government deliver on its promise to defeat ASWJ and return stability to the region? It is difficult to see how the situation in Cabo Delgado can be resolved in the short term without international intervention on the ground. State media recently announced that the government had ended the DAG helicopter support contract and replaced them with Mozambican military helicopters, which would provide air support to ground troops. The report said the government would provide four Gazelle helicopters flown by Mozambican pilots and a Mi17 and Mi24 flown by Ukrainian crews.

Download the intelligence report on Mozambique: Conflict & Commerce to read more about the wider implications of this risk, the issues facing the international maritime and trade community, and what is being done to tackle these threats.

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