Ivorian tobacco companies consider that the government's call for tenders to design an authentication and tracking system is likely to favour international players like the Swiss firm SICPA at the expense of local operators.
The French mining company run by Christel Bories has been revising its plans for expansion on the continent beyond its home base in Gabon, political uncertainty in Guinea, DRC and Burkina having prompted it to abandon its nickel, lithium and manganese ambitions there.
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.
Hoping to take advantage of the diplomatic rapprochement between Addis and Islamabad, Pakistan's industrial heavyweights, including a number of pharmaceutical laboratories, are on the lookout for business opportunities.
Ivorian prime minister Patrick Achi has postponed the plan to clean up Abidjan's 'challenging' neighbourhoods. Several of the suggestions required expropriation, which was deemed complicated, and too delicate to undertake shortly before the local elections.
Wagner, sale of permits to AfroTurk, requisitioning of gold... Burkina Faso's military junta has been caught up in a series of scandals recently. This is jeopardising the country's membership of the EITI, which investors see as a guarantee of reliability.
The French police have footage showing an individual breaking into the Congolese ambassador's former residence, which is at the heart of a legal dispute between Congo and Commisimpex, just before a devastating fire broke out.
Chad junta leader Mahamat Idriss Déby is banking on Bern to help convince donors to finance his country's disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programme aimed at bringing former rebels back into the fold.
The head of Cameroon's Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures sent a scathing letter to Chad's oil minister. Since ExxonMobil's withdrawal from southern Chad, the battle between Savannah Energy and N'Djamena has rekindled a recurring conflict between Cameroon and the Chadian junta.
The decision by Handling Partner Gabon's board to dismiss its French CEO, Olivier Berni, on 4 May, gives the Gabonese Fund for Strategic Investments greater control of the airfreight company. His departure edges out Monaco Resources Group, which had appointed Berni in 2020.
Asisguard, Havelsan and Nurol Makina have just finalised a deal with the outgoing Nigerian government for the supply of drones, armoured vehicles and electronic systems to secure the Abuja-Kaduna road, which is frequently attacked by armed groups.