In the race to run Cameroon's football federation, two favourites, Samuel Eto'o and Seidou Mbombo Njoya, are doing everything they can to get into Paul Biya's good graces. But the election may once again get lost in the legal cloud hanging over Fecafoot since 2013.
The management team at the country's leading refuse collection firm astutely took advantage of a strike by its employees in Yaoundé to pressure the state into settling its arrears as rubbish started to pile up in the streets of the capital.
Even though his governement has negotiated several measures to reform the management of Cameroon's public companies with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Paul Biya has kept his loyalists at the head of the main parastatals, some of whom have been in place for more than twenty years.
Franck Mathière, the vice-president of the group building stadiums for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, returned to the country in April after obtaining a suspension of the Interpol Red Notice against him. The Frenchman was detained in Ukraine after Nigeria issued the warrant.
The English Premier League, Spain's La Liga, and subscription channels beIN Sports and Canal+ all have a bone to pick with Lebanese firm Satcon. Run by the al-Akhras family, the company sells decoders across west and central Africa so viewers can tune into European sports championships.
While the president and his chief of staff Samuel Mvondo Ayolo draw up secret plans for his succession behind palace walls, Cameroon's political bigwigs are making moves in the shadows. Out in the open, the possibility of his son Franck Biya taking over is causing a buzz online.
In France, Victor Fotso's heirs have delayed disclosing the accounts of the companies that control the family's real estate holdings, while in Cameroon, investigators have searched the offices of the notary who handled the oligarch's will.
Campaigning for a third term in office, Alassane Ouattara has made great play of the country's economic growth and its respect for the conditions set by the IMF. The economic indicators he is using, however, are still being processed and could turn out less favourable than the Ivorian president imagines.
For African countries, taking advantage of the G20 moratorium on bilateral debt during the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to unforeseen consequences, especially in terms of their credit ratings. A number of banks and law firms have been guiding them through this financial minefield.