Chirac's former justice minister Perben tours African palaces
Dominique Perben, who was a government minister throughout Jacques Chirac's presidency from 1995 to 2007, has been in Central Africa for over a week.
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow began with a behind closed doors serious tug of war between African negotiators and Latin American counterparts. The COP26 ended on 14 November with its overall results falling short of expectations.
Breaking news published on 15/11/21 at 12:45 - An ongoing row pitting Omar Denis Jr Bongo against his half-brothers and sisters turned physical in Paris last week. The close presence of Omar Bongo's son and Edith Lucie Sassou Nguesso at the Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso's side, threatens to turn the Parisian incident into a diplomatic crisis.
Like his central African peers, President Andry Rajoelina was in Glasgow to promote his forests' potential as a carbon sink, but he also used the opportunity to raise funds for solutions to replace charcoal with ethanol, a project dear to his wife Mialy.
The DRC presidency has come out in force at the climate summit in Glasgow and is looking to give substance to its carbon reduction projects. Its main asset, the construction of the Grand Inga, will be the subject of a behind-the-scenes meeting with the African Union.
As the 2021 United Nations climate change conference (COP26) opens in Glasgow, Lionel Zinsou and Donald Kaberuka's advisory bank Southbridge is putting the final touches to its new unit aimed at helping African businesses and states enter the carbon offsetting and pollution permit market.
Having progressed in the space of a decade from head of national parks to architect of the green diplomatic strategy that Gabon is trying to promote throughout the world, Gabonese environment minister Lee White is running his campaign with a handful of key collaborators.