“The remobilization of the project that was envisaged at the beginning of the week is obviously now suspended,” Total said In a statement Saturday (27 Mar) “Total has decided to reduce to a strict minimum level the workforce on the Afungi site.” It said nothing about conditions for return, saying only “Total trusts the Government of Mozambique whose public security forces are currently working to take back the control of the area.” This is a polite way of saying that government has to sort out better security before Total will consider returning. That means bringing the Mozambican army up to scratch, or hiring a mercenary army. Insurgents still in control As of Monday morning, it appeared that insurgents were still in control of much of the largely empty town of Palma, and skirmishes continue. In the past, in their first attack insurgents have not tried to hold district capitals, […]