The European Union will consider sending a civilian training mission to Mozambique to help the government withstand a growing insurgency, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday. Mozambique’s government has been facing an Islamist insurgency since 2017 and rebels have stepped up attacks in the past year, putting at risk natural gas projects that are aimed at transforming the country’s economy. read more . Mozambique wrote to the EU in September to ask for help in training its armed forces to battle the insurgency. “The Mozambique government has been asking for help, we will try to send a training mission…in order to contain the security situation,” Borrell said as he arrived for a meeting of EU defence ministers, who will discuss Mozambique. Borrell said any mission would be similar to the EU’s involvement in the Sahel, where its experts provide training and advice to national security forces. […]