Spotlight AFRICA TOGO 12/07/2017

Faure Gnassingbe's high-risk Israeli gamble

While Tel Aviv is intending to use the forthcoming Israel/Africa summit, organised by Togo, to strengthen its own position, the gathering represents a bold gamble for Faure Gnassingbe. The very nature of this summit has already provoked the ire of [...]

Corridors of power

Guillaume Soro shows his hand and the president takes umbrage

He may boast in interviews of his close relationship with the president, but the ambitions of the speaker of the National Assembly are an increasing source of irritation to the government. [...]

Pointe-Noire, the barometer of pro- and anti-Sassou opinion

The oil capital remains a weathervane for the president's electoral chances. [...]

Richard Attias urges Ali Bongo to stump up!

Launched with grand pomp in 2012, the NYFA is in trouble. Libreville still hasn't finished paying for the 2015 event… [...]


Conde and Deby's ultimatum to Faustin Touadera

The two counterparts of the Central African president pressure him to to declare a general amnesty. A move which has provoked anger in Bangui. [...]

Baykov snubbed in Abidjan Free

Abidjan is adopting a clear stance in the Syrian conflict, going as far as to snub the Russian ambassador in [...]


A new academy for the special forces?

Inspired by his visit to Bamako on 2 July (WAN [...]


The G5 Sahel much in demand

Three years after it was founded on 16 February 2014 [...]

Heated exchanges between Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and "IBK"

During an extended closed session attended by the foreign affairs [...]

Business circles

Cocoa: Cargill leaves its French competitors trailing

The American trading company continues to dominate the sector after managing to buy up over 300,000 tonnes in the current season. [...]

Anybody want to buy Air Burkina?

The sale of one of Africa's oldest airlines is up in the air. [...]

Dialogue Production and McCann Erickson do battle for the mines

The two local advertising agencies have their eyes on the future mining policy market. [...]

Budgetary support from the ADB

After several weeks of negotiations, the Ivorian authorities have managed [...]

Why Gilbert Nkana Pondy is joining the staff of Camrail

Paul Biya's appointment in June of Gilbert Nkana Pondy as [...]

Snedai blocked in its coal-fired power station ambitions

The Ivorian company Snedai, founded by former minister and leading [...]

Paris on a mission to assess the financial crisis

A tripartite mission involving the French ministries of the economy [...]

Development aid from JICA for the paa

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will finance the new [...]

Coris Bourse wins the loan contract

Coris Bourse, the subsidiary of Coris Bank International owned by [...]

PFO moves into solar energy

The Pierre Fakhoury Operator Africa (PFO) company owned by the [...]


Toungara, an unknown at the head of Petro-Sea Logistics

Mamadou Latif Toungara, the brother of the former minister for [...]

Patrick Bedie moves into the world of finance

Patrick Bedie, son of former president Henri Konan Bedie, has [...]

Power brokers

Rene Ndemezo'o Obiang, the master of self-reinvention

Rene Ndemezo'o Obiang continues at the age of 70 to excel in the art of political reinvention. Previously the election [...]


Aniambossou sticks close to his friend Macron in Bamako

While on a business trip to Mali, the director of Duval's Africa and overseas division, Jules-Armand Aniambossou, received a personal [...]

Christ Bonaventure, Sassou's man in Luanda

Christ Bonaventure Engobo, the 70-year-old deputy secretary general of the Conseil National de Securite (CNS, secret services) headed by Jean-Dominique [...]

Bruno Kone, a phantom at Tower C!

Ministry of communications staff have been left twiddling their thumbs. This portfolio, previously held by Affoussiata Bamba-Lamine, an ally of [...]

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