Cosme Jacinto Nyusi, President Filipe Nyusi's little-known brother, is quietly expanding his mining investments in the rich subsoil of northern Mozambique.
Singer Mr. Bow, real name Pedro Maiaze, has in recent months been investing heavily in luxury services for Maputo's rich crowd. This select group is mainly made up of the privileged youth of Frelimo, the party that has been in power since independence.
The speedy start of Rwandan army operations in Cabo Delgado has finally enabled Mozambique to reclaim the territories it had lost. The government's other military partners were not given the same opportunities to bring their troops into the conflict so quickly, however, and are struggling to establish contact with Mozambican army command structure which has been entirely reorganised by Filipe Nyusi.
Lucinda Malema relies on the chief of staff of the governor of Nampula, Rodrigues Ussene, to strengthen her control of the area neighbouring Cabo Delgado, which has become key for Filipe Nyusi. The president has placed all his military logistics there.
Former finance minister Manuel Chang, jailed in South Africa in 2018 for his role in Mozambique's secret loans scandal, is the subject of a fierce tug of war within the South African government. Securocrats want him extradited to Maputo, while the justice minister wants to send him to the US.
Companies headed by Chinese businessman Wu Tao have been at work for nearly 10 years in Mozambique's heavy sands, which are prized for the titanium-rich ilmenite they contain. Now, they have extended their search for the precious mineral to the seabeds of the country's coastal waters.
Portugal would like to somehow get involved in military operations in Cabo Delgado, as would France, which wants to defend Total's interests there. But President Filipe Nyusi is refusing any such foreign state participation and is exclusively relying on the Dyck Advisory Group
Mauritian businessman Jean-Raymond Boulle's Diamond Fields Resources is playing its cards right amid a Covid crisis-struck diamond industry by banking on an underwater diamond harvest.
Ex-British paratrooper Hendrik Bam is playing a role in the counter-insurrection being led by the Dyck Advisory Group in northern Mozambique. He was also involved in Lancaster 6's moves in Libya last year.
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.
Texan defence contractor Crisis Response Co, which already has an extensive presence in Africa, is to strengthen its intelligence-gathering capacities in Mozambique for the US while it continues to expand in West Africa.
The Dyck Advisory Group's light Bat Hawk aircraft that crashed in June is not the first to fall from the skies: the aeronautical operator has lost several planes chartered to clients in Mozambique.
Filipe Nyusi again called in South African paramilitaries to help curb the rising insecurity in the north of the country much to the irritation of the South African authorities, who Mozambique has also directly asked for help.
After being bottom on the list of the Frelimo government's concerns since the development of the giant Rovuma Basin gas reserves began in 2010, local content is creeping back up in the pecking order. The question now is whether it [.
Although controversial in Russia itself, Russian electoral know-how has become an export product, notably in Africa. Russian pollsters, consultants and analysts are besieging African presidencies with offers of opinion polls and vote surveillance techniques, which they present as antidotes to Western interference.
This time round, President Filipe Nyusi has opted to promote his new guard within FRELIMO in the run-up to the general election of 15 October. These rising figures reflect a shift in priorities. Although the party, which has governed Mozambique [.