Total and Mozambique form anti-insurgency pact

A security agreement between Total and Mozambique aims to guard gas projects in the country worth USD 20 billion.

Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

French oil and gas supermajor Total is in the process of developing two natural gas fields Golfinho and Atum i Offshore Area 1 in Mozambique, a country that's currently under pressure from paramilitary groups, which, according to Reuters, are suspected of having ties to Islamic State.

The news agency reports that violence in the Cabo Delgado region, the location of Total's projects, has resulted in several recent deaths. Now the French company has entered a security agreement with Mozambique's government to guard the development.

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