Terrorism in Mozambique

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies reported in January 2021 that there was a 43-percent spike in militant Islamist group violence in Africa in 2020. The 4,958 reported events linked to these groups represents a record level of violence, continuing an upward pattern seen since 2016.    Reported fatalities linked to African militant Islamist groups… Continue reading Terrorism in Mozambique

Land – Palma in Mozambique

  Land rights in Mozambique are regulated by a peculiar system. Land is owned by the State, which concedes the rights to use it, based on development projects (commercial, residential, industrial etc..): land usage rights can be bought, land cannot.   Several legal instruments regulate land usage rights in Mozambique. The general legal framework is given… Continue reading Land – Palma in Mozambique

Total – Mozambique

Following the discovery of important quantities of natural gas in the Rovuma Basin off the coast of Northern Mozambique in 2010 and a $20 billion final investment decision in June 2019, the Total-led Mozambique LNG project is moving forward at pace. *Land in MozambiqueLand - Palma in Mozambique * Reported on 5 April 2021 that… Continue reading Total – Mozambique

Mozambique attacks

With no end in sight, the fighting that started in October 2017 has continued to increase in intensity. It has forced almost a fifth of the province’s people to leave their homes and reduced access to care and other services in the area to almost nothing.     Nearly 670,000 people have been forced from their… Continue reading Mozambique attacks

US – Mozambique

A Statement was made on 20 March 2020  that the elite Green Berets of the US have been deployed to help defeat Islamic State insurgents accused of beheading children as young as 11 in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.   The US Army Special Forces soldiers are to train Mozambican marines for the next two months to counter… Continue reading US – Mozambique

Attack in Cabo Delgado Mozambique (Isis)

  Several people reportedly dead after attack in Palma near a liquified natural gas site in Cabo Delgado province (northern province).  According to workers and security sources a 180 people, including foreign workers were trapped in the hotel by fighters of Isis (Isil). *Several people were dead, AFP news agency reported citing witnesses and a… Continue reading Attack in Cabo Delgado Mozambique (Isis)

Eni – Mozambique Gas – FLNG

  The Italian energy conglomerate Eni and its Area 4 partners launched the hull of the Coral Sul floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) treatment and liquefaction facility at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. * Energy companies Our Mozambique project demonstrates the power of our joint partnerships. Learn more about this exciting… Continue reading Eni – Mozambique Gas – FLNG

Russian military and Mozambique (gas)

  The secretive Kremlin-linked group is growing in scope and ambition, winning contracts normally reserved for local security firms. Many believe it is not up to the job. * They were recently in South Africa as well. Russia in Africa – BRICS – Mozambique (Cabo Delgado) Saipem-led joint venture awarded Anadarko’s gas project in Mozambique… Continue reading Russian military and Mozambique (gas)

Gas – proposed pipelines from Mozambique and South Africa (ongoing)

  The Southern Africa Regional Gas Project was a Mozambique-South Africa natural gas development and pipeline project. The project is comprised of two individual but fully integrated sub-projects. Firstly, the development of the Pande and Temane gas field in Mozambique and the construction of a central processing facility, and secondly, the construction of the 865km… Continue reading Gas – proposed pipelines from Mozambique and South Africa (ongoing)

Saipem-led joint venture awarded Anadarko’s gas project in Mozambique

  The Italian engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracting giant Saipem, in a joint venture with America’s McDermott International and Japan-headquartered  Chiyoda Corporation, has reached an agreement with Area 1 Concessionaires – a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the development of Mozambique Area 1 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).....   The joint venture… Continue reading Saipem-led joint venture awarded Anadarko’s gas project in Mozambique

Mozambique Rovuma LNG development plan

The media reported on 14 May 2019 that the government of Mozambique has approved the development plan for the Rovuma LNG project, according to Mozambique Rovuma Venture.    This will produce, liquefy, and market natural gas from the deepwater Mamba fields in the Rovuma basin in the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique, two of which straddle the boundary with neighboring Area… Continue reading Mozambique Rovuma LNG development plan

Anadarko’s Palma Afungi LNG plant in Northern Mozambique

The slow progress in bringing the LNG projects online has so far done little, however, to improve its economic situation, particularly given that Mozambique defaulted on loans worth US$2 billion ($2.7 billion) in 2017.   * Attacks carried out by the Ahlu Sunna wal Jama’a group could be another potential source of further delays. First emerging in… Continue reading Anadarko’s Palma Afungi LNG plant in Northern Mozambique

Anadarko-led Mozambique LNG

  Anadarko-led Mozambique LNG is an emerging leader in the global LNG industry working to develop the first onshore state-of-the-art LNG facility in Mozambique. Anadarko and its co-venturers provided an update on the project at the LNG2019 conference in Shanghai in April 2019. *** This presentation contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A… Continue reading Anadarko-led Mozambique LNG