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).
As the fallout of the 18-August coup continues to rock the country, the head of the peacekeeping operation in Mali, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, should have his mandate extended until April. But the debate on who will succeed him is back on and Washington is still pushing for David Gressly.
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.