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When it comes to Mozambique's liquid natural gas industry, the global fossil fuel industry, state financiers and private banks seem to have a saviour complex.

It's a nice thought, especially for the five confirmed SA financiers of the Mozambique Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) project in Cabo Delgado province. But none of the mainstream media’s fawning, nor the banks’ PR about the supposed development of Mozambique and benefits of the industry to both countries’ economies, acknowledges the glaring reality of Mozambique’s state corruption, the violence and oppressive militarisation in the gas region, the disappearances of journalists and the lack of any clear pathway for the gas income to benefit its population...

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