Mozambique's Cabo Delgado Province: Commonalities and Discrepancies with Other African Lands of "Self-proclaimed Jihad"

This paper sets out to explore the specifics of Northern Mozambique, where a self-proclaimed Islamist movement has been active over the past three years. The movement's activity brought the roll-out of one of Africa's premier projects in recent economic history, to a halt in December 2020, for an undetermined duration. Mozambican authorities now need to fully address security challenges, to enable Total to resume operations as soon as possible.