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Françoise Joly, Sassou's enigmatic adviser, champions Dubai trader Masono

The Congolese president's personal representative for international affairs, Françoise Joly.
The Congolese president's personal representative for international affairs, Françoise Joly. © Russian Foreign Ministry / Sputnik via AFP
Obtaining a shipment of Congolese crude is usually mission impossible for non-French-speaking traders, but the Emirati firm Masono managed to acquire its first one in September and is in line to be awarded more. This feat is due to the intervention of Françoise Joly, the Congolese president's international affairs representative. [...] (583 words)
Issue dated 07/06/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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