On 26 April 2021, Total — a French energy company — announced it will withdraw all personnel from the Afungi Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project located in northern Cabo Delgado province. The company cited the deteriorating security situation in the province as cause to legally suspend contracts associated with the project. The announcement follows a 24 March attack on the town of Palma — located approximately 25 km (15 mi) from the Afungi LNG project — by militants of the Islamic State’s Central Africa Province.