President Filipe Nyusi is unhappy with the approach to containing the insurrection in Cabo Delgado proposed by Dyck Advisory Group and its subcontractors, the arms trader Panzer Logistics and the private security firm STTEP International.
France, Portugal, and Italy are not the only ones paying attention to the conflict in northern Mozambique. Other members of the European Union, chief among them Germany, are increasingly interested in Maputo, both by offering their good offices and in seizing economic opportunities.
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
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.
The United States are preparing to deliver nearly 100 light transport and combat vehicles to the Somalian army to help it fight the Al-Shabaab movement. It is also a way to counter the growing influence of Turkey - and its Qatari ally - in the East African country.
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.