Trump forced to take interest in Africa
George Floyd: US diplomacy goes into damage-limitation mode
With no end in sight to protests in the United States against police violence targeting African-Americans sparked by the 25 May death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, US embassies are worried about potential fallout in several African countries. [...]
Sinohydro ushers in the Chinese New Year in Ouaga
Forced to lie low while Burkina Faso maintained official relations with Taiwan, Chinese companies have gone onto the offensive since Ouagadougou re-established ties with Beijing in late May (WAN 777) and China opened an embassy on 12 July, which for [. [...]
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 [. [...]