The European Union (EU) has agreed to aid Mozambique in combating a rising Islamist insurgency that has killed more than 2,000 people in the region.
Mozambique which serves as home to Africa’s biggest foreign investments had initially sought for help from the union to strengthen their capacity in conquering insurgency.
According to a statement released by Ambassador Antonio Sanchez-Benedito Gaspar, the country made the request in September for help with logistics, training and humanitarian aid.
The ambassador disclosed that EU has given a positive response to Mozambique’s request for assistance.
It was gathered that the country, while struggling to contain the violence, relied on private military companies to assist in the fight against the insurgents.
As a form of relief, companies such as Total SE plan to spend as much as $60 billion on liquefied natural gas projects in Cabo Delgado province, where Islamic State-linked militants have captured major towns and caused more than 310,000 people to flee their homes.