The heads of state who are set to attend the UN General Assembly
Several heads of state from ECOWAS are preparing to travel to New York at the end of the month to attend the next United Nations General Assembly.
The loyal acquaintance of Inoussa Kanazoé has made the most of the void left by the global trading giants and support from the coup leaders to become one of the country's biggest fuel suppliers and a major player in the wider West African region.
As the new chair of the Economic Community of West African States, the Nigerian president wants to inject fresh energy into the organisation's leadership as it struggles more than ever with military juntas and Islamist militant threats across the region. He has set up a task force to tackle the issue.
The future of the Accra Initiative, a West African security cooperation structure aimed at stemming the spread of rampant Islamist insurgency from the Sahel, remains uncertain. The United Kingdom and the EU, as key partners in the project, are encouraging member states to clarify their positions before unlocking any significant financial support.
For the past two years, Burkina Faso customs have been demanding more than €90m for the Boungou and Wahgnion mines, which Endeavour Mining has sold to Simon Tiemtoré of Lilium Capital without disclosing the debt.
After a previous candidate failed to secure Ouagadougou's approval, Paris is set to nominate Bertrand Cochery, current ambassador in Chad, to head up the French embassy in Burkina Faso.
The two most coveted permits in Burkina Faso have been snapped up in the space of a few months by the little-known company Afro Turk, following an expedited sale endorsed by Mines Minister Simon-Pierre Boussim.
Burkina Faso may soon have no official representative in Paris. The current chargé d'affaires, who has acted as a link between France and Burkina Faso since the 2021 departure of the last ambassador, Remis Fulgance Dandjinou, is due to step down this month.
The 7th symposium of Gulf of Guinea navy commanders is scheduled to take place in Lomé on 18 and 19 October.
The sale of the two sites for $300m to Simon Tiemtoré can be largely explained by attacks from jihadist groups and disputes with local communities that interrupted operations. The Canadian company is now focusing on Abidjan instead.
Nigeria's position on the free trade Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and West African states is 'unlikely to change', according to the EU ambassador to Abuja Samuela Isopi.
The son of the former defence minister will move from IamGold to take over the reins at Endeavour from his mentor Adama Soro, who will move to a more local role within the Canadian group.
The Elysée and the defence ministry have been holding discreet consultations with a handful of African "partners" to present the reorganisation of France's military presence on the continent.
The Guinea-Bissau president's hopes of a second term at the ECOWAS helm could well be dashed. The West African regional group, weakened by a series of coups in its member states and by a spat over whether national presidents should be allowed to serve a third term, is looking at several other potential candidates.
Burkina Faso's representatives at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative's global conference in Dakar made a beeline for its Africa director in the hope that he can soften the tone of a draft report that is scathing of the country's military leaders.
Burkinabe Foreign Minister Olivia Rouamba has requested a meeting with her Qatari counterpart, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani.
French diplomats have for several weeks been seeking to regularise the situation of a French police officer seconded to Ouagadougou international airport.
French firms Gide Loyrette Nouel, Mazars and Titane are currently bidding for a feasibility study contract for an extension of Mauritania's backbone, a major project aiming to equip the country with fibre optics.
Wagner, sale of permits to AfroTurk, requisitioning of gold... Burkina Faso's military junta has been caught up in a series of scandals recently. This is jeopardising the country's membership of the EITI, which investors see as a guarantee of reliability.
The Russian mining giant recently entrusted one of its executives with responsibility for strategic talks with the various transitional authorities in West Africa, where the company is trying to defend its interests while also getting around sanctions.
In recent months, the Burkinabe junta leader has been relying on two confidants, one of whom is his brother, to steer his communications strategy. The duo played a key part in the running of the pro-transition events in May.
African Parks has appointed Benin's Hugues Akpona as its new West Africa regional director. He takes over from Erik Mararv, who moves on to oversee the parks administered by the NGO in Chad.
The Burkianbe junta has once again rejected the United Nations' request for certification for a replacement of the organisation's resident coordinator Barbara Manzi.
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