Mozambique’s government is keen to downplay the impact of a series of attacks in October against police by a militant group in Mocimboa da Praia, a coastal port town close to the planned LNG project site.
However, ignoring their significance is risky. By refusing to acknowledge that there could be a political motivation behind the attacks, the state is missing an opportunity to address local tensions at a point when they could still be effectively managed.
“They were sporadic attacks that had nothing to do with...
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