Crisis Response and Washington sign five-year pledge with Maputo over Cabo Delgado
The $3.5 million contract secured by the defence services provider to advise the Mozambican military reflects US strategic interests in the region.
The United States is to call in private contractors to draft a new strategy for the Madagascan navy. In this way, it hopes to obtain strategic support in the Indian Ocean and steal a march on France in an area where the European country has traditionally played a dominant role.
American contractor RMGS is to recruit two strategy advisers to assist Mozambique in its battle against the insurgency in Cabo Delgado. Through RMGS and Crisis Response Co., Washington is involving itself in events in the Mozambican oil province, where Maputo has been getting support until now from Russian and South African contractors.
H3 Aerospace is to sell three armed Cessna aircraft to Kenya, confirming its role as a leading supplier to the country's armed forces, which are in the front line against Al Shabab. The German family firm is also expanding in Ethiopia.