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. [...]
Airtel tempted to leave rather than open up capital to Kenyans
Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal has summoned his right-hand man in Africa Raghunath Mandava to weigh up the worth of his Kenyan business following Nairobi's request the company give up 30% of its capital to Kenyan businesses by 2024. [...]
Chinese-Ugandan cooperation runs gamut from fishing to military hardware
The successor to the departing Chinese ambassador will have a number of major projects to finalise with the Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni but he will doubtless benefit from the warm relations that Zheng Zhuqiang has cultivated in Kampala. [...]