Insurgency in Mozambique raises fresh concerns about security in southern Africa

The violent escalation of an insurgency in northern Mozambique last month has whipped up fresh concerns about security in southern Africa, a region that has enjoyed relative stability in recent decades.

Islamic State-linked militants raided the coastal town of Palma on March 24th, killing dozens and forcing thousands of residents to flee and pushing France’s Total to desert a nearby multi-billion-dollar gas project.

Six presidents from the Southern African Development Community held emergency talks in the Mozambican capital Maputo.