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Mozambique and Rwanda need each other

It is good news for Rwanda as well as Mozambique that its military mission in Cabo Delgado looks likely to continue for the foreseeable future

Today’s front pages in Maputo. Photo © Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

In today's Zitamar Daily Briefing:

💥 Insurgents repelled in Napala and Mbau
🌍European Union “should approve” funding for Rwandan troops, says official
🗳 Renamo politician attacks Ossufo Momade’s leadership
🚌 Maputo province to receive 300 electric buses by 2025
🌳 Eni launches forest conservation project in Mozambique

Good afternoon. Daniel Chapo, ruling party Frelimo’s presidential candidate and Mozambique’s likely next president, made an unannounced visit to the Rwandan capital Kigali last week, as we exclusively report today. Meanwhile, Rwandan troops fighting the insurgency in Cabo Delgado province have just repelled another insurgent attack on the administrative post of Mbau there, and the European Union (EU) looks poised to agree more funding for the Rwandan security presence in the province (see below).

The full Daily Briefing continues below for Pro subscribers. Subscribers to the Zitamar News tier can read the top half, including the full leader article, here.

The latest from Zitamar News:

Nyusi and Chapo visit Kigali in secret
The trip has not been publicly acknowledged by the Mozambican government but it may have involved an audience with Rwandan president Paul Kagame

From the Zitamar Live Blog:

Zitamar Mozambique Live Blog
💥Islamic State-backed insurgents burned and looted the village of Nicupua in the Mecufi district of Cabo Delgado province yesterday. No casualties have been reported so far.

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