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Mozambique: “Illusory” Request for Military Aid from EU

The scenario of involvement of the European Union (individually or through one or more of the organization's states) in the ongoing armed conflict in the province of Cabo Delgado, NE of Mozambique, is generally considered implausible. The outlook is the same for other possible external involvement in support of the FADM, either by different international organizations or by isolated States.The “stubbornness” that the Mozambican military chiefs/ commanders in fact reveal in relation to foreign participation in the conflict is also attributed to a collective feeling that associates to this eventuality a kind of public confirmation of the incompetence and / or unpreparedness that are pointed out to them. READ MORE