TotalEnergies sets up shop in Kigali with renewable energy plans
The French oil major is putting down roots in Kigali, with ambitious plans to invest in green energy and possibly open a chain of service stations.
The Rwandan company has joined, at the last minute, the list of firms bidding to carry out preparatory work at the site of the Mozambique LNG project. French major TotalEnergies has a debt to pay to Rwanda for its role in restoring security in Cabo Delgado Province.
Since arriving in power in 2015, President Filipe Nyusi has little by little restructured his diplomatic corps, which serves as a vital tool for conveying to the international community justification for the army's lack of results in the conflict-hit region of Cabo Delgado.
The Rwandan army's mission in Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique, which had been shrouded in mystery and which went on for longer than expected, ended on 8 July. The 30 soldiers sent there on reconnaissance have retreated to Nacala for a few days.