Residents continue to flee the port town of Mocímboa da Praia as clashes continue between Mozambican government forces and Islamist insurgents. The BBC reports that
the area is close to offshore natural gas projects worth $60bn, and was targeted multiple times by militants this year before they managed to seize control of the port last week. Phone lines are still cut and infrastructure has been vandalised. It comes amid a pledge from regional heads of state declaring their “commitment to support Mozambique in addressing the terrorism and violent attacks,” during a Southern African Development Community meeting.