French company Louis Berger takes Yaoundé to court for unpaid bills
French engineering consultancy Louis Berger has turned to the courts to claim around €1.5m in invoices left unpaid since 2019 by the Cameroonian state.
China's "infiltration" of Africa's military high commands is less visible than the expansion of its activities in the construction industry but is no less real. It is causing great concern, moreover, to the French government, which is seeing one of its traditional channels of influence on the continent coming under increasing threat.
On 28 April, the Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali and the Djiboutian president Ismail Omar Guelleh announced with great pomp that Addis Ababa was acquiring a stake in Djibouti's port infrastructure in exchange for shares in Ethiopian companies (Ethiopian [.
Underpinned by Eximbank, its formidable financial spearhead, China is increasingly making its presence felt in west and central Africa, a region where France already has extensive business interests. Beijing is now expanding beyond the ‘captive' energy and raw material markets [.
The repeated successes of China Harbour Engineering Co (CHEC) in the Algerian port sector have not left indifferent Ali El Hamel, the FLN deputy for the governorate of Adrar. A business mogul in his electoral stronghold in southern Algeria (see [.