Lucien Pouamon looking for financial backing
A communications adviser at the Ivory Coast embassy in the [...]
Shoulder to shoulder with diplomates and local political figures, businessmen - African and foreign alike - are the one's pulling the strings in Africa. Treating political actors as equals, they can have a hand in getting certain leaders in power, clash with others and may even find themselves mediating clan quarrels. Their networks of alliances and friendships can remap a country's political landscape.