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Mozambique: Russian soldiers in Nampula hint at the return of Wagner

The soldiers now deployed in Nacala may, according to some sources, include Wagner mercenaries. The return of the Russian paramilitary group to Mozambique is open in the context of the Russian offensive on the African continent, to boycott North American and European interests and enhancing the “historical” sympathies of African regimes of communist origin in relation to Moscow.

Wagner supported the FADM war effort in 2019 and early 2020, having decided to withdraw after several episodes that reflected the lack of operational conditions in Cabo Delgado and revealing poor intelligence on the enemy. READ MORE