Global fuel giant Total's evacuation of thousands of workers, many of them South Africans and foreigners, from its $20bn (R309bn) liquid natural gas (LNG) exploration site in northern Mozambique is expected to have an economic impact on SA and the region.

A series of deadly attacks by Islamic State-linked insurgents on the outskirts of Total's facilities in the Afungi peninsula on New Year's Day saw the French company order the evacuation and that of its subcontractors' non-core staff...

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