The fight for Cabo Delgado: A hidden war over Mozambique’s natural resources – The Telegraph

July 21, 2021

A brutal insurgency has been escalating in the region since 2017, leaving thousands of people dead and forcing many more from their homes.

Underlying the conflict in Mozambique are a host of other factors, such as decades of neglect by the central government, battles over natural resources, and a thriving black market.

These are often overlooked in favor of the more mainstream narrative that Africa is becoming the next frontier for Islamic terrorist activity.