West Africa on lobbying spree to recover developed countries' share of IMF SDRs
Will Beijing boycott Macron's Africa Summit?
The French president has been trying to get China on board his summit of African economies for months but Beijing has yet to RSVP his invitation. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken should represent Joe Biden at the 18 May event, to which several African heads of state have been hastily invited at the last minute. [...]
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. [...]
SouthBridge A&I takes on lobbying role to bring AU's Centre for Disease Control to Morocco
Hassan Beklhayat's strategic consulting firm has no lobbying experience but has been hired to help Rabat convince Africa CDC to move its headquarters to Morocco. The firm may receive a hand from its partner, Lionel Zinzou and Donald Kaberuka's Southbridge Group. [...]