OPINION: President Filipe Nyusi must be breathing a sigh of relief that his decision to allow foreign troops into Mozambique to battle an Islamist insurgency has paid immediate dividends.

Rwandan forces, one month after setting foot in Cabo Delgado province, have helped retake Mocimboa da Praia port, which had been an insurgency stronghold for one year, and are making progress against militants in Palma, close to TotalEnergies’ mothballed Afungi liquefied natural gas construction site.