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Armament: Israeli firm AD Con on tenterhooks before presidential elections
Gaby Peretz's firm AD Con, Dakar's leading military brokerage firm, may suffer setbacks when President Macky Sall's term in office ends in February. The firm - which supplies equipment to the army and finances operations - is only active while the political situation is in its favour.
Axian poised to secure financing for Kolda solar power plant
La Senelec a pour projet de construire une centrale solaire de 30 MW, à Kolda, dans le sud du Sénégal. Portée par le conglomérat malgache Axian, cette infrastructure d'un montant de 55 millions d'euros pourrait avoir trouvé ses financeurs.
New chair Tinubu formulates plan to revitalise ECOWAS leadership
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.
Brussels and London face Accra Initiative headache
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.
Political tensions in Dakar put off miners
Senegal had hoped to attract mining and oil investors to the latest EITI Global Conference. But the event was overshadowed by the arrest of opposition politician Ousmane Sonko and ensuing unrest, which appears to have jeopardised the launch of new extractive projects in the short term.