N'Djamena bids for leadership of air traffic control agency ASECNA
Chad's foreign affairs ministry has for several weeks been preparing its candidacy for the head of ASECNA (Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar).
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.
The campaign for the upcoming election of a new director general at African air navigation security agency ASECNA, which runs numerous airports but is also a key power hub on the continent, has turned into no-holds-barred trench warfare.
Several of Laurent Gbagbo's close advisers have been talking to Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou, the African Union and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation in an attempt to negotiate the former Ivorian president's return to Ivory Coast.