To train Filipe Nyusi's soldiers in counter-insurgency operations, foreign service providers to the Mozambican army are travelling to Cabo Delgado with the help of Solenta, the transport company employed by Total, which operates the Afungi gas operations.
Defence firms Dyck Advisory Group and Paramount have cornered the counter-insurgency market in Mozambique. Paramount will provide the army with ground an air support, while Dyck is extending his collaboration with the police. Both are due to heavily equip Mozambique's forces.
An extraordinary summit meeting of Southern African Development Community states has failed to offer much-needed solutions to the growing security crisis in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. Maputo's reluctance to accept foreign help has certainly played an important role.