Doumbouya snubs ECOWAS
In a move that is likely to further strain relations between Guinea and the West African regional body, Mamadi Doumbouya's ruling junta did not inform ECOWAS of the creation of a transition monitoring committee on 9 February.
Morissanda Kouyaté recently travelled to New York and Washington for the United Nations General Assembly. The foreign minister made the most of his trip to boost Conakry's ties with a number of Gulf countries and improve its fraught relationship with the Biden administration.
Soon after Sheikh Shakhboot became the Emirati minister for African affairs in February last year he took on the hot potato of Ethiopia's vast GERD dam. This gives the young diplomat a perfect opportunity to demonstrate his abilities on an issue that affects two of the UAE's traditional allies.
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.