Sassou takes advantage of IMF making peace with Beijing
Following the IMF's lead, France is now willing to lend again to Brazzaville. A series of loans justified by the rescheduling of the country's debts to China - a first in Africa.
With the diplomatic and economic tit-for-tat between the US president Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping in full swing, control of the commercial maritime traffic through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait - which accounts for 40% of world trade - has become [.
Forced to lie low while Burkina Faso maintained official relations with Taiwan, Chinese companies have gone onto the offensive since Ouagadougou re-established ties with Beijing in late May (WAN 777) and China opened an embassy on 12 July, which for [.
True to his plan to transform his country into a kind of small Singapore and his ambition to be re-elected president in 2016 through a policy of instigating major infrastructure projects, President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (IOG) is investing without counting [.