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Spotlight IVORY COAST 13/09/2017

DTTV, the new battlefield for national and foreign operators

The opening up of the Ivorian audiovisual landscape has triggered a war without mercy between operators keen to tap into lucrative advertising revenues. The French businessmen Martin Bouygues, Vincent Bollore and Xavier Niel, along with the Ivorian tycoon Jean-Philippe Kabore, [...]

Corridors of power

UNITED STATES AFRICA

Donald Trump names his ambassadors

After months of procrastination, the American president has more or less finalised his diplomatic representation in Africa. [...]

Playtime is over for Sassou's would-be heirs!

Irritated by quarrels over his succession, the president is boosting his authority through targeted appointments in the army and security services. [...]

Ali Bongo, still holding out…

The president is relying ever more heavily on his teke circle to face down his opponents. [...]

The ghost of Salif Diallo hovers over the government

The death of the president of the National Assembly has altered the political dynamics of the country. Analysis. [...]

UNITED STATES

Trump falls under Kigali's charm

Donald Trump has decided to form a grouping of fourteen [...]

General mobilisation in Africa

The mudslide which claimed several hundred victims in Freetown on [...]

Hostilities between Ouattara and Soro escalate

By boycotting the third congress of the Rassemblement des Republicains [...]

Business circles

Inquiry into Air Inter 1 aircraft in Syria and Iran

The Chadian aviation authority is looking into the operations of this local airline. [...]

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Damning verdict on the ‘Bekou' fund

The European Court of Auditors is scathing about this fund which was supposed to assist Bangui in the post-crisis period. [...]

Deby's message to French business leaders: ‘Don't be afraid!' Free

No takers in Paris for ambitious construction projects championed by the president. [...]

SGBCI keeps Yopougon waiting

Having been asked to contribute to the funding of the [...]

A new home for IBO, courtesy of Pierre Fakhoury Operator

PFO Africa, a company owned by the architect Pierre Fakhoury, [...]

SOUTH AFRICA

Great Lake Telecom recruits Demba Diop

The South African telecommunications firm Great Lake Telecom, founded by [...]

Transnet to join Panafricain Minerals at the Port autonome d'Abidjan

The South African company Transnet has submitted a tender to [...]

Webb Fontaine goes prospecting

Webb Fontaine, a company specialising in integrated IT solutions for [...]

The true border

The special chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law [...]

Sifca all on edge

In the face of the growing insecurity in ‘emerging Ivory [...]

Businessmen

Jose Symenouh expands La Protectrice Assurances

60-year-old Jose Kwassi Symenouh, who has been managing director of [...]

Yerim Sow stirs up the cement workers

Yerim Sow, the CEO of Teylium (banking, agribusiness, property) has [...]

Power brokers

Martine Coffi-Studer on the counter-attack!

The legal director at the Ivorian treasury, Kadiatou Sangare-Ly, is deploying all the means at his disposal to withdraw the [...]

Fidele Dimou facing insuperable challenges

Fidele Dimou, who was the prefect of the southern département of Kouilou from 2006 to 2017, was appointed on 22 [...]

Auguste Barry, security adviser turned consultant

Colonel Auguste Denise Barry, the right-hand man of the short-lived president of the transition Isaac Yacouba Zida, continues to extend [...]

Edouard Koua Amichia's gilded exile in Washington

The former commander of the Ivorian Republican Guard, Colonel Edouard Koua Amichia, was recently posted to the Ivorian embassy in [...]

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