Rabat talks tough on Berlin while quietly mending diplomatic fences behind the scenes
Publicly, Morocco is maintaining an aggressive diplomatic stance towards Germany by refusing to accredit its new representative in Rabat. But privately, it is busy resurrecting cooperation programmes and striving to avoid a European backlash. [...]
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. [...]
Biya treads gingerly with Washington
Fearful of attracting the ire of a Biden administration that is already rather ill-disposed towards Yaoundé, the Cameroonian foreign ministry is staying silent in the wake of the expulsion of one of its diplomats from the United States over allegations of ill-treatment. [...]