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Hush-hush diplomacy between Lomé and Bamako shores up junta
Though the visit to Lomé by the president of the transition Bah N'Daw on 13 November was the first by a top Malian official to the country, very close contacts have been nurtured behind the scenes between the leaders of the putsch and Faure Gnassingbé ever since the coup d'état on 18 August. [...]
Paris to play secret military card to regain control
Weakened in its sphere of influence, France is putting into place a comprehensive strategy to secure its investments in conflict zones. An exclusive investigation.Special missions - In early December, a group of reservists employed by French companies visited Menaka in [. [...]