SAUDI ARABIA SOUTH AFRICA

Energy lobbyist NJ Ayuk smooths relations between Pretoria and Riyadh

South Africa has never been one of Saudi Arabia's trade priorities, except for armaments. But energy matters and rare metals seem to have sparked a paradigm shift. The kingdom is now conducting a charm offensive in the country and promising major investments. At the heart of negotiations is a Cameroonian lawyer heralded as a champion of African oil. [...] (1485 words)
Issue dated 09/01/2023 Reading time 6 minutes Clotilde Ravel
The Cameroonian NJ Ayuk, champion of African oil, plays matchmaker between Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
The Cameroonian NJ Ayuk, champion of African oil, plays matchmaker between Saudi Arabia and South Africa. © Studio Pachamama
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