Russia's electoral "experts" aim to conquer Africa
Although controversial in Russia itself, Russian electoral know-how has become an export product, notably in Africa. Russian pollsters, consultants and analysts are besieging African presidencies with offers of opinion polls and vote surveillance techniques, which they present as antidotes to Western interference. [...]
Who can stop Amadou Gon Coulibaly in 2020?
Though in public he is still maintaining the suspense over whether he will run again for president in 2020, Alassane Ouattara is freely admitting in private that he ultimately wants his longstanding ally and current prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly [. [...]
How Chinese business is winning over Alassane Ouattara
Abidjan - France's traditional market place - is increasingly turning towards China, which has several important local figures lobbying on its behalf. An investigation. Infrastructure - Currently neck and neck with Beijing in its commercial stronghold south of the Sahara, [. [...]