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A golden age for Alassane Ouattara's Lebanese friends

Notwithstanding frictions between Hezbollah sympathisers and supporters of the rival Amal movement, business leaders from Lebanon, who are mostly Shi'ite, are carving themselves out a healthy niche in the local business market. Partnership - Contrary to persistent rumours, the major dispute [...]

Corridors of power

Frank Timis in danger of losing Tambao

The Burkinabe authorities have confirmed their intention of seeking a new partner to operate the site. The businessman is trying to block the decision. [...]

MAURITANIAFRANCE

Pro-Nouakchott lobbies at loggerheads in Paris

Two rival organisations are vying to achieve the same objective: to champion the ‘progress' made by Ould Abel Aziz [...]

The shadowy foot soldiers in the wings of the Aziz-Bouamatou conflict

In the war of attrition between the Mauritanian regime and the oligarch Mohamed Ould Bouamatou, both sides are relying on consultants to dig up information on the other. An investigation. [...]

Faure stubborn, Buhari determined

As the only west African president clinging to power, Faure Gnassingbe is under unexpected pressure from Abuja. [...]

Opponent Jean Ping ups the pressure on Ali Bongo

His stand-off with Ali Bongo since the presidential election of 2016 having reached a stalemate, Jean Ping has decided to [...]

ANGOLAFRANCE

Macron receives Joao Lourenco

Well-appreciated in Paris, the new Angolan president Joao Lourenco will [...]

IVORY COASTFRANCE

Henriette Konan Bedie's Greek-flavoured gala

Henriette Konan Bedie will be holding the next gala dinner [...]

Minutes of SEEG meetings spell trouble for the government

At the board meetings held at the Societe d'energie et [...]

Business circles

Ali Bongo and Santullo come to blows over 165 billion

Three ICC judges in Paris adjudicate the dispute between Libreville and the entrepreneur Guido Santullo. The latest revelations. [...]

Patrice Talon's business troubles

The president is facing legal trouble from a French operator for breach of an agricultural inputs contract. An investigation. [...]

World Bank to police the cocoa

The institution wants oversight of this vital economic sector in return for a loan. [...]

Second time lucky for Snedai

The managing director of the Conseil Cafe-Cacao (CCC), Yves Brahima [...]

GABONTURKEYFRANCE

La Lumiere international school in the firing line

Two employees at the French firm Mavna Cap, which runs [...]

FRANCE

Duval bolsters its Africa staff

The real estate company Duval has appointed Pierre Carpentier as [...]

BURKINA FASOFRANCE

Will Bollore come unstuck against Sopam?

The dispute between Bollore and Sopam came to a head [...]

IVORY COASTFRANCE

Air Cote d'Ivoire racks up debts to Air France

According to our sources, Air Cote d'Ivoire has run up [...]

A nice gift for ETS Rocky from BNI

The construction firm ETS Rocky has secured a loan of [...]

Bharti Airtel appoints its chief exec

The Congolese subsidiary of Bharti Airtel has a new chief [...]

Bollore sets up shop for the long term at Abidjan airport

The subsidiary Bollore Transport & Logistics (BTL) of the eponymous [...]

Businessmen

Luca Della Rocca does good business for Italy

Luca Della Rocca, the boss of Renco, an Italian company [...]

Aichatou Mindaoudou launches Ipiti Consulting

Aichatou Mindaoudou, who served as foreign minister under the former [...]

Power brokers

Fabrice Bongo, Ali Bongo's freewheeling Mr Finance

Fabrice Andjoua Bongo, the son of Omar Bongo and Marie-Madeleine Mborantsuo, the unbudgeable president of the Constitutional Court, has become [...]

Obasanjo urges Soro to be more of a team player

Olusegun Obasanjo took advantage of his trip to Abidjan on 27 March to meet Guillaume Soro, who is at loggerheads [...]

A safe haven for papal nuncio Joseph Spiteri

The representative of the Holy See in Ivory Coast, Mgr Joseph Spiteri, was appointed as the nuncio to Lebanon in [...]

Sebastien Ajavon goes ahead with his new party

The magnate Sebastien Ajavon had not been intending to create his own political party before the official launch on 24 [...]

Alertes

Breaking news CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICFRANCE

French embassy in Bangui hit by unprecedented wave of departures

The French embassy in Central African Republic has been in crisis for several weeks after having been subjected to a [...]

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