Embaló's hush-hush campaign for ECOWAS chair
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. [...]
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. [...]
Ouattara's bid for third term deepens his diplomatic isolation
The Ivorian president's unshakable determination to run for re-election on 31 October is increasingly irking the international community. At the same time, several West African states are unhappy over the treatment of the former head of state Laurent Gbagbo. [...]