The United States and France are worried that Wagner, which is already heavily involved in the Central Africa Republic and Mali, is now trying to get a foothold in Congo. Fears that the mercenary group might be trying to set up shop in the port of Pointe-Noire are being taken very seriously.
The UN's decision to send the entire Gabonese contingent home from the Central African Republic following allegations of sexual abuse couldn't have come at a worse time for Libreville as it prepares to enter the Security Council in 2022.
Breaking news published on 14/05/21, 1:50 p.m., updated on 16/05/21 - As tensions between Paris and Moscow over their battle for influence reach new highs, Russia's CAR ambassador Vladimir Titorenko, who has held this post since January 2019, will head home this summer.
Fly Sky Airlines, which made its appearance in the Central African Republic and Eritrea at the end of 2020, is the latest company to be set up by the military transport plane operators from Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Moldova who have long been active in Libya, mainly on the side of General Haftar.
In addition to the diplomatic support given him by Moscow, Khalifa Haftar also receives less public Russian aid via military services company ChVK Wagner. The company, which is in the private sector but under the authority of the Kremlin, is