Rwanda/Mozambique: Kagame proves a friend in need, at a cost unclear

Issue 446 - 27 Sep 2021 | 4 minute read

Mozambique was not considered part of President Paul Kagame’s strategic orbit, and the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) deployment to Cabo Delgado has aroused considerable interest and controversy in eastern and southern Africa. The straight-line distance from Kigali to Palma is some 1,500km, which poses logistical challenges for sustaining a large deployment, particularly for a country of Rwanda’s limited means. This has led analysts to query who is providing the funding.

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