Spotlight FRANCE BURKINA FASO 11/10/2017

Kabore receives Macron against a backdrop of jihadist threats

On the eve of the arrival of his French counterpart, the president is struggling to contain the radical movements active in the north. [...]

Corridors of power

Patrice Talon: keeping it in the family!

How the president has promoted his friends and family to prime positions. An exclusive investigation. [...]

Ali Bongo tries to keep Washington sweet

The Gabonese president is seeking to reassure the International Monetary Fund by reorganising the country's finance departments, but his relatives continue to occupy the key strategic posts. [...]

Hamed Bakayoko's team is operational - at last

The minister of defence has finally formed his cabinet, three months after his appointment. [...]

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Francois Bozize inspires growing paranoia

Recurring rumours of the sudden return of the former president have put the security services on maximum alert. [...]

Soro irked by Ouattara's silence over the ‘arms cache' affair

The latest summons (see HERE) served on Souleymane Kamarate, aka [...]

Sankara feted in France

Mariam Sankara will not be travelling to Ouagadougou for the [...]

CHAD UNITED STATES

Paris ready to give N'Djamena a helping hand

Donald Trump's executive order of 25 September imposing tough new [...]

Business circles

Turned down by the IMF, Sassou now has to contain the social unrest

Despite negotiating with Washington from late September to early October, the president has failed to finalise the ‘adjustment plan' urged on him by the IMF. [...]

Washington gets involved in the A340 affair

The US have deployed their agents to trace the movements of the aircraft and have alerted the Chadian authorities. [...]

Franco-German rivalry wells up again on the lagoon Free

The two countries are engaged in fierce competition in the energy sector. [...]

Bombardier hopes to catch the urban train

Bombardier is discreetly lobbying to be included in the future [...]

Bharti Airtel suffers a fresh setback

The Congolese businessman Daniel Mbere, who is the head of [...]

A resignation at Bharti Airtel

On 10 October, the Frenchman Christian de Faria announced he [...]

Eiffage secures its business interests in Abidjan

The French construction firm Eiffage has decided to establish itself [...]

Bureau Veritas among the winners of the cocoa quality monitoring contract

The Conseil Cafe-Cacao (CCC), the body responsible for overseeing these [...]

BNI Gestion targeted by BCEAO

The Conseil regional de l'epargne public et des marches financiers [...]

Operators bang their heads against the PPU brick wall

Ivorian and foreign companies who won contracts within the framework [...]

Businessmen

Sayid Abeloko takes over at OPRAG

Sayid Abeloko, who is close to his brother-in-law and current [...]

Herve Le Goff called to the rescue in Cotonou

The current MD of the Ivorian subsidiary of Oryx Energies, [...]

Power brokers

Business leaders give Zoumana Bakayoko the cold shoulder

Zoumana Bakayoko, the CEO of Agro West Africa, which specialises in distributing fertilisers and crop protection products and exporting cocoa, [...]

Ike Ngouoni Aila Oyouomi becomes Ali Bongo's mouthpiece

In mid-September, Ike Ngouoni Aila Oyouomi, an ally of presidential chief of staff Brice Laccruche Alihanga, became Ali Bongo's special [...]

Coffi-Studer still furious

The boss of the Abidjan subsidiary Bollore Transport & Logistics, Martine Coffi-Studer, is still angrily trying to reclaim a plot [...]

Journalist Marie-Roger Biloa's A-list wedding

To judge by the personalities present at her marriage, the networks of the Franco-Cameroonian journalist Marie-Roger Biloa remain as solid [...]

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