The Cape Verdean capital is preparing to welcome dozens of political personalities for the annual meeting of the African section of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI). With a number of figures due to make the trip from Burkina Faso and Chad, discussions on the Sahel are on the agenda.
The secretary of state for national information is present at all defence council meetings and in charge of the prime minister's 'special projects'. His duties have evolved in recent months, from managing intelligence flows to defence planning.
Hungary's two-year battle for access to EU funding has had a profound effect on its external intelligence missions. The Informacios Hivatal's priority is now to carefully observe EU policymakers in Brussels.
While Victor Orban's chief of staff Antal Rogan has been extending his control of the country's intelligence, the true curator of the sector remains the long-serving interior minister and political heavyweight, Sandor Pinter.