Ali Bongo to host AU debate on UN Security Council reform
The president of Gabon Ali Bongo is to host a meeting on the reform of the UN Security Council from 30 to 31 March in Libreville.
Republican Senators Jim Inhofe and Rob Portman will retire when the United States heads into its midterm elections. The US Senate will be losing two senior Africa experts. Those specialised in African matters in Washington are worried about what that loss could mean.
Foreign affairs minister Nasser Bourita has tasked the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation (AMCI) with bringing thousands of projects signed during royal visits to Africa back to life. The goal is to counter Algerian soft power's revival on the continent.
Algeria wants to ensure it remains present in the African Union's key department, as Smaïl Chergui prepares to end his term as peace and security commissioner. Meanwhile, Morocco's efforts to obtain representation on the African Commission, which were spearheaded by intelligence chief Yassine Mansouri, have flopped.
Although Moussa Faki looks certain to be re-elected as chairperson of the African Union Commission, his deputy and six commissioners have still to be found among the 90 applicants for the different posts.
Mohammed VI appointed 65 ambassadors on October 13, thus creating for himself an opportunity to review and reinforce his representation network in Africa, his favourite diplomatic stamping ground.As Maghreb Confidential announced on September 29, two veteran diplomats have been dispatched [.
By reorganizing his foreign affairs team on February 7, Mohammed VI ("M6") hopes to regain the initiative on the key Western Sahara question, on which Morocco is currently marking time. New junior foreign minister Nasser Bourita will have no difficulty [.