Insurgency Forces Energy Giant to Pull Staff From Mozambique

Mozambique's security forces have fought off an attack by militants within the area of Total's U.S.$20 billion liquefied natural gas concession, dramatically raising risks for one of Africa's biggest private investment projects. Fighters from a group aligned with Islamic State attacked the village of Quitunda where Total is relocating communities from other parts of the concession as it builds export facilities and other infrastructure. It's the first time the insurgents attacked within the concession area. The fighting in the north of the country has already claimed 2,400 lives and forced 570,000 people to flee their homes, according to the government.

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