In Mozambique, the military support provided by Paul Kagame to Maputo in the fight against jihadist movements has opened the country’s doors to Rwandan interests, particularly in the mining sector.
The French group TotalEnergies, which has high expectations for the presence of Rwandan armed forces in relaunching its project in Cabo Delgado, has also drawn closer to certain subsidiaries of the private holding company Crystal Ventures, owned by Kagame’s party.
In camouflage and sunglasses, Kagame reviews his troops. On 25 September 2021, under the scorching sun of Pemba, the Rwandan president made his first visit to Cabo Delgado since deploying soldiers three months earlier. This northern Mozambican province has been facing a jihadist insurgency since 2017.
Despite ongoing fighting, the speeches of Kagame and his Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Nyusi, are optimistic. Weeks after their
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