The near 2,500 Rwandan soldiers and police officers deployed in Cabo Delgado province are increasingly unpopular within the Mozambican armed forces. However, they continue to have the support of the local population.
The SADC intervention force in northern Mozambique, to which South Africa is the main contributor, has suffered a series of setbacks, including logistical snafus, lack of intelligence gathering, and poor coordination with Rwandan and Mozambican troops.
Après avoir déployé en début d'année ses premiers détachements d'instruction au profit de l'armée mozambicaine, l'armée française est en train d'accélérer en mettant à disposition de nouveaux formateurs dans le cadre de l'EUTM-Mozambique.
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.
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.