The youth wing of the ruling FRELIMO party has been at the heart of Mozambique's political debate for several weeks. Its new leader is close to President Nyusi and is using the organisation to push for a possible third term for the head of state.
Before his move to Mozambique, the career diplomat is taking advantage of the end of his stint in Kigali to consolidate his relationship with Paul Kagame, who is in charge of the military operations underway in the gas province of Cabo Delgado.
Since December, Filipe Nyusi's defence minister has been working hard to make sure that international military assistance continues for Maputo in the wake of the crisis in Cabo Delgado.
By sending the humanitarian aid organisation The Halo Trust to oversee the management of arms stocks of the Mozambican forces fighting in Cabo Delgado, Washington has entered into a tentative partnership with Maputo on security matters.
Since arriving in power in 2015, President Filipe Nyusi has little by little restructured his diplomatic corps, which serves as a vital tool for conveying to the international community justification for the army's lack of results in the conflict-hit region of Cabo Delgado.
The Tanzanian army fears that terrorist activity in Mozambique could spread to its territory. It is now turning to new Western partners for help because Beijing, its main ally and military supplier, has not made counter-terrorism a priority.
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 United States is worried that violent unrest in the northern province of Mozambique might spread to neighbouring states. The State Department plans to closely monitor Mozambique's border with Malawi.
The governor of Cabo Delgado, Valige Tauabo, has set up a new entity to channel public funds to his province to stimulate the economy and combat the ongoing insurrection. But the new public company will also serve to enhance the governor's personal influence.