African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat is seeking to avoid embarrassment for the institution's host country after an audit questioned the skills of around a hundred of its senior officials, most of them Ethiopian.
Having long backed the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Tanzania has in recent months been courted on multiple fronts by Morocco. Algeria, meanwhile, is not sitting on its hands.
Following our revelations about the dismantling of Ghana's oldest oil field, the state-run oil firm was quick to stage a counter-attack. The incident has embarrassed the Ghanaian authorities just as they have negotiated a $3bn loan with the IMF.
ANR intelligence agency boss Jean-Hervé Mbelu Biosha's health problems have forced DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi to rush through a security services reshuffle that had been on the cards for at least a year.
Amr Talaat will be arriving in the French capital in ten days' time for a string of meetings with French companies that do business in Egypt. The minister wants to encourage French investment in data centres.
Norwegian energy group Scatec has been trying for several months to obtain European Union financing for the development of its hydrogen and ammonia production projects in Egypt. The European Commission's refusal to grant financing makes their realisation uncertain.
Patrice Talon has tasked his economy minster with procuring military helicopters to combat armed groups along Benin's northern border. International cooperation was recently added to Wadagni's duties too, and with the sacking of foreign minister Agbénonci, it looks like his prerogatives will be extended even further.