West Africa Newsletter
was founded in 1985 and is the publication of reference on power circles in West and Central Africa. For more than 30 years, it has been reporting in detail on political life in each country in the region, its interaction with the business world and the special relationship between the political leadership in these countries and France. West Africa Newsletter
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.
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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