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.
To get round the lack of a state budget, which House of Representatives members are struggling to agree on, the Libyan prime minister is looking to public-private partnerships to finance the country's infrastructure projects.
After a few months of bad press, the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry hired DLA Piper and David Peyman, a specialist in maritime compliance and former Trump adviser, to help boost its lobbying campaign in the US.
Chrystold Chetty, reappointed as chairman of the Seychelles Revenue Commission (SRC) in April, and SRC Commissioner Veronique Herminie are under pressure from the OECD, the European Union and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
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 Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire businessman Gilbert Chagoury has stayed well out of sight since Muhammadu Buhari's arrival in power and for good reason. It was Chagoury who splashed out on PR services in the US for Buhari's rival Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the 2015 elections.
Since the position of African Union commissioner for peace and security was created in 2003, it has been held by an Algerian. But now there's near-unanimous agreement that the job, with expanded responsibilities, should go to another African powerhouse:
President Muhammadu Buhari's new chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari could not have arrived at a better time to help the chairman of the African Development Bank with his bid for a second mandate while the United States pushes for an external probe into his handling of the institution.