Washington targets Wagner group coordinator Yevgeni Prigozhin's 'air force'
The US intelligence services have asked several African governments for help in halting the movements of private jets belonging to Russian businessman Yevgeni Prigozhin. A close associate of Valdimir Putin, he is a key figure in the Wagner group and has been targeted by US sanctions. [...]
Bolloré, TotalEnergies and Air France held hostage in Franco-Russian power struggle
As France downgrades its relations with the Central African Republic (CAR), which it sees as too much under Russian influence, the authorities there are exerting pressure on French companies still active in the country. [...]
Russian ambassador to Bangui to return to Moscow this summer
Breaking news published on 14/05/21, 1:50 p.m., updated on 16/05/21 - As tensions between Paris and Moscow over their battle for influence reach new highs, Russia's CAR ambassador Vladimir Titorenko, who has held this post since January 2019, will head home this summer. [...]
Ndassima gold sucks in presidential candidates, Chinese investors and Russian firms alike
The Chinese-run Canadian junior Axmin has retained the lawyer and presidential candidate Crépin Mboli-Goumba following the loss of its Central African gold permit to Midas Ressources, a firm reported to have Russian ties. [...]