West Africa Newsletter was founded in 1985 and is the publication of reference on power circles in West and Central Africa. In both the political and economic fields, our publication goes well beyond the official news, pinpointing the men and women who exercise power and influence behind the scenes, outside the official circuits, and describing their contact networks in close detail.
For more than 30 years, West Africa Newsletter
has been reporting in detail on political life in each country in the region, identifying up-and-coming players in the subcontinent's presidential offices. Our publication sheds light on the interactions between politics and the business world and unveils those involved in preparing major commercial contracts. Our confidential letter also focuses, beyond the familiar lobbyists from Europe and North America, on emerging players wishing to take advantage of the opportunities of this now fully-globalized continent. Powerful men and women acting on behalf of Chinese, Russian, Saudi or African leaders and interests are increasingly inviting themselves onto the West and Central African scene and deserve a sharp decoding.
joined Indigo Publications
in November 2009 as deputy editor-in-chief of La Lettre du Continent
. In September 2010 he became editor-in-chief of the publication. Lejeal obtained a master's degree in African Studies from the Sorbonne University
. He later wrote a PhD thesis on “Thomas Sankara’s foreign policy”
at the Centre d'Etudes d'Afrique Noire
(CEAN, Institute of Political Studies, Bordeaux). Lejeal began contributing to the magazine Marches Tropicaux & Méditerranéens
, going on to becoming its deputy editor-in-chief. He lived for three years in West Africa and has travelled widely in Africa, spending time in more than 35 countries. He is the author of several publications, including “Burkina Faso” (Karthala, 2002) and “Burkina Faso's foreign policy under Thomas Sankara” (Ellipses, 2005).
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