Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Total (TOTF.PA) have asked Mozambique to send more troops to guard their operations in the far north after a surge of attacks by Islamist militants, an industry source and two security consultants said.
According to the 2020 Human Rights Watch report South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Eswatinini have failed to uphold human rights.
Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi was sworn in on Wednesday at a ceremony attended by cheering supporters and dignitaries, but boycotted by opposition politicians who dispute his October election win as fraudulent.
A US jury on Monday cleared a lead salesman for a Lebanese shipbuilding company of charges that he helped to defraud US investors in bonds backed by the Mozambican government.
The Department of Home Affairs has assured South Africans that the country’s border posts are well guarded despite the occurrence of some security breaches.