Tensions are rising in northern Mozambique as the government seems unable to quell growing instability, while a series of high-profile anti-graft arrests have seriously damaged the country’s financial reputation and cramped the capacity of investors to fund liquefied natural gas projects, writes Barry Morgan.

With the indictment of former finance minister Manuel Chang and three Credit Suisse bankers under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, details of a hitherto hidden debt scandal are emerging that has laid bare the lack of accountability at the heart of the regime.