FIFA boss Infantino very much at home in Africa
The Swiss-Italian lawyer will today be shooed into a third four-year presidential term at the annual congress of world football's governing body in Kigali.
Frenchman Pascal Beveraggi is giving one last chance to the DRC to react before beginning arbitration proceedings over his case against Congolese politician Moïse Katumbi. He is looking for support among France's political class and media.
Government ministers clashed with the president's office over the route to be taken by the official convoy bringing FIFA chairman Gianni Infantino and his entourage to the opening match of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) between Cameroon and Zimbabwe in Yaounde on 16 January.
Several Congolese NGOs, which recently protested that the Congolese courts have been showing bias in favour of Australian copper producer MMG in its commercial dispute with opposition politician and businessman Moïse Katumbi, are, in reality, Katumbi supporters.
Mining subcontractor NB Mining, some of whose ownership is contested by former Katanga governor Moïse Katumbi, has warned FC Saint-Eloi Lupopo it might not be able to finance the club's infrastructure due to an unpaid debt owed by the state-owned Gécamines.