Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has appointed a recently sacked interior minister as the high commissioner to Rwanda.
Amade Miquidade was dismissed from office last week and was replaced by the country’s first woman interior minister, Arsenia Massingue, two days later.
Before his dismissal, he was one of the top defence and security figures dealing with insecurity in the northern region, which has been hit by jihadist attacks for the last three years.
He will now be representing Mozambique in a country whose troops are helping deal with the insecurity in the Cabo Delgado province.
Rwanda sent some 1,000 troops to Mozambique in July to assist the government fight the militants.