Mozambique President Nyusi Says Army Gaining Ground in Insurgency-Hit Region

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said on Sunday troops fighting the Islamic State-linked insurgency in its northern province of Cabo Delgado were gaining ground and the enemy was retreating.

Nyusi was addressing the nation on the crisis that was triggered when the insurgents in March attacked the coastal town of Palma, near natural gas projects worth $60 billion that are meant to transform Mozambique's economy.

The insurgency has caused total paralysis in mineral activity, agriculture and infrastructure development in the region, he said.

French energy group Total in April declared force majeure on its $20 billion LNG project in Mozambique and confirmed it had withdrawn all staff from the construction site following insurgent attacks the previous month.

The African Energy Chamber said declaration of force majeure could have been prevented and comes prematurely.

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