Thales and Huawei wrestle for northern border surveillance contract
Abidjan is considering deploying and coordinating border detection systems and land and air surveillance systems to push back incursions from rebel groups fighting in the Sahel. France's Thales and China's Huawei are competing against each other to win over the armed forces. [...]
Presidential election: Adama Bictogo, the real driver of Alassane Ouattara's campaign
While the role of Alassane Ouattara's presidential campaign manager should be officially awarded to Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko, behind the scenes it is the executive director of the presidential party, Adama Bictogo, who will be behind the steering wheel. [...]
Can Houphouet's jeweller put the shine back on Ivorian diamonds?
Transactysglasol's brand new permit to mine diamonds in the north of Ivory Coast on a semi-industrial and industrial scale (AMI 405), the first awarded since the 1970s, marks the first step towards the arduous revival of the sector. [...]