Will Beijing boycott Macron's Africa Summit?
Ouattara's evening at the Elysée
Invited by the French president to attend a ceremony in honour of the ex-MD of the IMF Michel Camdessus, to whom he is very close, the Ivorian president will try to raise the issue of budgetary cooperation, which has been the source of recent frictions between Paris and Abidjan. [...]
Biya treads gingerly with Washington
Fearful of attracting the ire of a Biden administration that is already rather ill-disposed towards Yaoundé, the Cameroonian foreign ministry is staying silent in the wake of the expulsion of one of its diplomats from the United States over allegations of ill-treatment. [...]
Macron and Biden want to force China to play ball on African debt
Following the explosion in African countries' public debt caused by Covid, the European Union and the United States want to force China to take part in the collective rescheduling process organised by the G20 and the Paris Club. [...]