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Wentworth pulls out of Tembo block in Mozambique

Wentworth Resources has announced that it will relinquish its Tembo onshore exploration block in northern Mozambique on 30 April 2019.
By Staff reporter 17 December 2018 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production 0 33707

Wentworth Resources has announced that it will relinquish its Tembo onshore exploration block in northern Mozambique on 30 April 2019.

Although the company gave no reason for its exit, it is believed it is pulling out because of violence in the region. An Islamist insurgency has led to ongoing attacks on civilians since October 2017 and forced Wentworth to stop exploration activities.

The company will also be closing its office in Maputo and is shutting down activities in other parts of the country to...