Le Drian's trip to Ouagadougou reset for mid-January
Who will be in the presidential box for Ouattara's investiture?
So far, only a handful of the ECOWAS heads of states invited to Alassane Ouattara's swearing-in ceremony on 14 December have confirmed they will attend. For its part, France will be sending foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to the event. [...]
June is Sahel month for French diplomats
What with the presidency of the UN Security Council, the renewal of MINUSMA's mandate and the Coalition for the Sahel in June, and the G5 Sahel summit in early July in Mauritania, the Sahel region is set to keep French diplomats very busy during the next few weeks. [...]