Since he took the TotalEnergies helm in 2015, Patrick Pouyanné has ruled with a highly centralised management style that has drawn few complaints from shareholders but has sparked dissent, dissatisfaction and early departures among his exhausted executives.
TotalEnergies will hold a meeting with its Mozambican partners on the Mozambique LNG liquefaction project on October 7 in Pemba, Cabo Delgado province's capital.
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.
After the Rwandan army's successful intervention, the division of labour between the various troops deployed in the troubled Cabo Delgado region seems to have become clearer.
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.
Rwandan army officers have made a number of trips to the northern Mozambican gas-producing province. They are looking into how they might intervene against the violent armed groups operating there.
Total's CEO intended to replace its local management, but the events on 24 March in Palma changed everything.