Nicolae Buzaianu goes for gold in Bangui
Swiss-Romanian businessman Nicolae Bogdan Buzaianu wants to invest in gold in CAR. He met with President Faustin-Archange Touadera to discuss buying or building a foundry there.
The decision was as sudden as it was shrouded in mystery: on 15 September, four months before Gabon joined the Security Council, the UN told Gabonese peacekeepers deployed in the Central African Republic to leave the country, citing cases of sexual abuse.
Since the arrest of his security adviser François Beya on 5 February, the Congolese president Félix Tshisekedi has been keeping a tight lid on the matter, fuelling furious rumours. Africa Intelligence reveals why the head of state had his master spy arrested and how it happened.
Central African president Faustin Archange Touadéra has been making repeated appeals to Paris in recent days with a view to meeting with Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the European Union-African Union summit. For the moment, the French government is politely stalling for time.