Author: Dan Morrison

Mozambique’s Ministry of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries (MIMAIP) launched on Tuesday what could be Africa’s largest mangrove reforestation project, in partnership with a company based in Abu Dhabi which plans to use carbon credits to pay for the project. Blue Forest expects to plant between 50 million and 100 million trees as part of the 30-year partnership, across 185,000 hectares of mangrove forests in the provinces of Sofala and Zambézia. These trees could ultimately “offset around 200,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year… the equivalent of taking 50,000 cars off the road,” according to a joint statement released…

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Throughout December, as described in Cabo Ligado’s weekly reporting, SADC forces continued to battle insurgents, mainly in Macomia and Nangade districts, killing a number of insurgents, but also taking several casualties themselves. Cabo Ligado has secured insight into SAMIM’s own internal assessments of progress and challenges in Cabo Delgado. The assessments were made ahead of SADC’s January 2022 Summit that extended SAMIM operations for an expected six months. The assessment is a sobering reflection of an array of operational and logistical issues in play, setting a scene for strengthening counterinsurgency operations and strategic planning in the months ahead. Following the…

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