Africa Monitor

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Mozambique: Russian disinformation in Africa with a focus on Maputo

The Governments of Russia and Mozambique accelerated their cooperation in the period before the pandemic, with emphasis on the Defense and Energy sectors. In AUG.2019, FN traveled to Russia, the first official visit by a Mozambican head of state since 1991, in the time of JOAQUIM CHISSANO (AM Special Report 53); On the occasion of the visit, FN met with IGOR SECHIN, CEO of Rosneft, and two MoUs were then signed between this company and the Instituto Nacional do Petróleo (INP) and the Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH).
Mozambique has been one of the countries most focused on by the Russian regime's disinformation campaigns in Africa, more recently aiming to create adherence to its invasion of Ukraine, blaming NATO/western countries for it. READ MORE