Sassou appoints special adviser Joly to work on Libya
As the chairman of the African Union's committee on Libya, the Congolese president is now relying on his special adviser Françoise Joly to monitor developments in Libya.
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.
President Denis Sassou Nguesso's international affairs adviser, on matters such as Russia and the UAE, partly organised his Turkish holiday. Her rising influence has been the subject of much speculation in Brazzaville and led to a new equilibrium within his first circle.