Panicked Déby and SHT counterattack over Chad-Cameroon pipeline sale
The revelation in our 24 February edition of the planned sale of 50% of Chadian company SHT's shares in the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline has been denied by SHT's managing director. President Déby had sought at all costs to keep the plan secret before launching his re-election campaign. [...]
World Bank consults oracles to prepare 2021-2026 and save "social contract"
The World Bank has convened former ministers, consultants and economists to take stock of its engagement with Tunisia and lay the foundations for its next five-year country partnership with the north African state. But their alarming diagnosis focuses above all on political stalemate. [...]
Sassou Nguesso shuffles the deckchairs as the ship goes down
In contrast to previous conferences in Paris and Marrakesh, Denis Sassou-Nguesso considerably reduced the size of the delegation accompanying him to Bonn in Germany for the COP 23 from 6 to 17 November. Deep in the financial doldrums, the Congolese [. [...]