African Union calls for national reconciliation conference in Libya
At the 36th summit of the African Union, the High-Level Committee on the Libyan question strongly urged the holding of a national reconciliation conference.
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.
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.
Russian private security firm Wagner has stepped up equipment deliveries to CAR's armed forces over recent days, using a range of large cargo plane brokers. The logistics escalation comes as rebels threaten the 27 December presidential poll.