The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is working with Mozambique’s government on how to address the Islamist insurgency in Cabo Delgado province, where work on Total’s $20 billion liquefied natural gas project has been suspended.

Following a key meeting on 8 April, SADC officials have been in Mozambique's capital Maputo since 15 April discussing the way forward, while recognising that the government does not want foreign troops on the ground.

A technical commission from the SADC’s Organ on Politics, Defence & Security is in Mozambique and is working with the Ministry of Defence, a source told Noticias newspaper.