Head of the French Military Intelligence Directorate (DRM) Jacques Langlade de Montgros is due to visit Kigali in late November.
After the departure of the MINUSCA head, Senegalese Mankeur Ndiaye in April, the UN stabilisation mission in Central African Republic is also to have two new representatives: a humanitarian coordinator and a new deputy head.
After pulling French troops out of Mali, President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the closure ofa logistics base at Bangui airport next week. The departure of the last 130 French troops is scheduled for the end of the year.
The arrest of four French soldiers on 21 February has raised tensions between Bangui and Paris. The French foreign ministry has sent several messages to the president's office in CAR calling for their release and on 22 February it suspended the delivery of all new visas for France.
France has taken advantage of its turn to command the European Union Training Mission to order a wide-ranging audit of its performance. This is expected to result in the mission being completely reorganised or perhaps even being called off altogether.
The Dubai-based contractor is to train the Central African Republic's armed forces under the supervision of the US Army.