Abu Dhabi and Ankara jockey for position
The Emirates are on the verge of establishing a base in northern Niger - a manoeuvre designed to counter Ankara's regional plans.
Relations between Niger and China received a real boost at the 3rd Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Beijing in early September, at which Mahamadou Issoufou was notable for his hands-on approach. In addition to neighbouring Chad, Beijing has [.
A recent report into Franco-African relations by Socialist MP Philippe Baumel provides a realistic analysis of how important the military factor is in French President François Hollande's policy on Africa. Beyond the strategic military operations on the ground in Mali [.