Gas, guns and guerrillas: Jihadists threaten Mozambique’s new gasfields

THE ECONOMIST 🔒| Many kinds of misfortune make a country prone to conflict; Mozambique has them all. It is poor. Frelimo, its ruling party, is predatory and corrupt. Much of its vast territory is barely governed at all. It has a recent history of civil war: a 15-year inferno that ended in 1992 and cost perhaps 1m lives, and a milder six-year uprising involving the same rebel group, Renamo, which formally ended last year. Into this explosive mix, two blazing matches have been tossed: jihadist terror and the discovery of natural gas.


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