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Africa Security

Mozambique and the Fight Against Insurgency

Following a lack of progress in combating the Islamic insurgency in Cabo Delgado, President Filipe Nyusi has turned to private military contractors for help. With so many PMCs operating within the same conflict, it is worth examining who they are and how effective they can be in tackling the insurgency.

Africa Insights

Mozambique’s President Nyusi Accepts Portuguese Assistance for Cabo Delgado Insurgency

Mozambican resistance (including private military contractors) has been overwhelmed – over 2,000 deaths have been officially recorded, while violations of human rights continue to spiral. Hope for a solution therefore rests on the President’s willingness to accept the external aid that civilians desperately need.

Africa Security

Mozambique’s Insurgency & Prospects for Regional Insecurity

The discovery of large mineral and liquid natural gas deposits in Mozambique in 2010 boded well for Mozambique’s future, but conflict between Islamist militants and the central government over these resources has resulted in many fatalities and mass displacement.  The President of Mozambique downplays the seriousness of the situation, but neighboring African states and African regional bodies fear that the conflict will spread beyond Mozambique’s borders.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Mozambique faces a nexus of smuggling and extremism

Fears arise over an Islamic insurgency in Northern Mozambique that threatens the recent discovery of $30 billion of oil and gas reserves. Yet these concerns may be clouding the reality of blurred lines between extremism and organised crime. How has the Jihadi threat emerged?

Natural resources and energy

Mozambique and Rosneft’s hunt for foreign policy pull

Word that Rosneft will soon open an office in Mozambique belies the company and Igor Sechin’s growing influence over Russia’s policy in the Asia-Pacific.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How Mozambique increased national debt by 20% in three easy steps

Mozambique’s debt scandal highlights the risks in letting security services run businesses, as they undermine transparency and economic independence.

Economics Europe Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloc to Bloc: SADC’s modest EPA gains

The recent EPA between the EU and ‘SADC EPA Group’ symbolically intensifies trade ties, but greater impacts are likely to be felt outside this relationship.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Mozambique on course for default

After the revelation of hidden debts, the IMF has suspended its emergency aid to Mozambique, and the country is now on course for defaulting on its national debt.

Economics Power Brokers Sub-Saharan Africa

How Adriano Maleiane is transforming Mozambique’s economy

A special GRI Power Brokers feature on Adriano Maleiane. Mozambican Finance Minister Maleiane does not have an easy job. Yet his resolve has helped promote macroeconomic stability and encourage investment

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Mozambique free of landmines but extractive sector remains explosive

Extractive sectors face persistent security and political risks which could become increasingly serious as investment floods in, unless effectively managed by investors and the government. On November 16, 2015, it