African Union scolds Tunis after Saied attack on sub-Saharan migrants
Several African Union member countries have expressed discontent with Tunisia after President Kais Saied's controversial statement on sub-Saharan African migrants.
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.
As chairman of the AU's High Level Committee on Libya, the Congolese president has dispatched his foreign minister to the country to oversee mediation efforts. Meanwhile, the pan-African body is lobbying in New York to have one of its candidates chosen to head up the UN support mission.
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.