Total reopens office in restive Mozambique region

The Mozambique branch of the French oil and gas company, Total Energies, has returned to the violence-hit Cabo Delgado province.

It has opened an information office in the city of Pemba, nine months after suspending its activities over concerns about insecurity in the region – after a militant attack in the nearby town of Palma in March in which dozens of people were killed.

The information centre, launched on Saturday, is meant to ease communication between interested parties in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exploration project in the Rovuma basin.

Laila Chilemba, a Total Energies official, said it would resolve the complex problem of communication between the different groups involved in the project.

The local governor has welcomed the move by the company.

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