Jean Paul Rutagarama is actively involved in the mining industry and has followed in Paul Kagame's footsteps in Maputo, having already signed a partnership in gold refining with Kinshasa, thanks to the Rwandan head of state.
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.
The Rwandan army's mission in Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique, which had been shrouded in mystery and which went on for longer than expected, ended on 8 July. The 30 soldiers sent there on reconnaissance have retreated to Nacala for a few days.