Cement giants vie for airport contracts
India's West African Cement, Morocco's Ciments de l'Afrique and Burkina Faso's Cimfaso are jostling for the contracts that Ouagadougou and the Meridiam investment fund, partnered with the airport of Marseille, are awarding to build Ougadougou-Donsin Airport, the country's biggest construction project. [...]
Beijing does the spade work and Paris cleans up!
Underpinned by Eximbank, its formidable financial spearhead, China is increasingly making its presence felt in west and central Africa, a region where France already has extensive business interests. Beijing is now expanding beyond the ‘captive' energy and raw material markets [. [...]