Traoré appoints his ex-professor Nicolas Kagambéga as mining adviser
A senior official at the mines ministry has been made special adviser to the junta leader, who was his student at the university of Ouagadougou. But his appointment could spark tensions within the mining sector.
Cotonou looks to both Paris and Moscow for army helicopters
Although the Beninese army recently acquired two French-made H 125 helicopters, it has also been negotiating the purchase of transport aircraft from Russian Helicopters in a drive to beef up its operations against armed groups in the north.
Africa Nature Investors secures national parks
At the end of this month, Africa Nature Investors will start ensuring security in parts of Edo state's Okomu National Park. It is the only Nigerian NGO working to conserve natural heritage locally, and it believes in profitability.
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Alpha Condé's last defenders are working for him in Dakar and Conakry
Despite being far away in exile, former president Condé is still active on the Guinean political scene. Now based in Istanbul, he is relying on a handful of close supporters in Dakar and Conakry to help him weaken Mamady Doumbouya's junta.
ENI's hopes for smooth ride at ICSID over OPL 245 dashed by new stakeholders
Despite the Italian major's efforts to exclude them, three NGOs will now be involved in its arbitration proceedings with Nigeria, through which it hopes to prove that Abuja unfairly prevented it from developing the oil block.
Conakry and ECOWAS clash over Condé-era ministers
In a series of letters seen by Africa Intelligence, the ECOWAS Court of Justice and Guinean state lawyers go head-to-head over the detention of three senior figures who served under Alpha Condé. Among them is former prime minister Fofana, whose corruption trial is to begin on 20 March in Conakry.
MINUSMA set to release explosive report on Moura 'massacre' Free
The UN mission's human rights team will soon be publishing its findings regarding events in the Malian village of Moura last March, when between 200 and 600 civilians are thought to have been killed. The report points the finger directly at the Malian army and its Wagner allies.
French development minister Chrysoula Zacharopoulou expected in Lomé
La secrétaire d'Etat française chargée du développement, de la francophonie et des partenariats internationaux, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, se rendra du 29 au 30 mars à Lomé, où elle devrait rencontrer le président togolais, Faure Gnassingbé.
Key witness fails to show during $11bn P&ID vs Nigeria hearings
The High Court in London has ended six weeks of hearings in an $11bn dispute between the government of Nigeria and engineering firm P&ID during which it was revealed that a key witness in the affair, James Nolan, has fled Nigeria over fears for his safety.