New US ambassador set for baptism of fire
Joe Biden's administration, which is keeping a close eye on the Anglophone crisis, has nominated human rights expert Christopher Lamora as ambassador to Yaoundé. The diplomat, who is plugged into Democratic networks, will have his work cut out mending fences with President Paul Biya. [...]
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 [. [...]