Paris beefs up military aid as Beijing and New Delhi jostle for influence
Diplomatic missions in Madagascar are expanding their defence and security teams. After, China, India and the United States, now France is taking on more advisors.
The company is about to take part in training - on behalf of the US Department of State, its main client - Ugandan troops deployed in Somalia to fight Al Shabaab insurgents. Its recent acquisition of SAIC's large portfolio will help it grow into Washington's diplomacy favourite operator across Africa.
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.