With anonymous emails, audits and counter-audits, the campaign for control of Africa's skies has turned into a pitched battle
The campaign for the upcoming election of a new director general at African air navigation security agency ASECNA, which runs numerous airports but is also a key power hub on the continent, has turned into no-holds-barred trench warfare. [...]
Airports spark intense international rivalries
At a time when many African capitals are constructing new airports to ease congestion around urban centres, such projects are giving rise to intense rivalry between new and established powers on the continent, all against a backdrop of growing sub-regional [. [...]
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 [. [...]