In Focus | Africa
Bongo, M6, Bakayoko and Bolloré: how rap stars hobnob at highest levels of African power

A number of leading rap stars, among them Akon, Booba and Gims, have established close links with the occupants of Africa's presidential palaces. And, because they serve as links between France and Africa, their services are actively sought by the French government, which is looking for ways to communicate with young people in Africa. [...]
Published on 22.03.2021 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 13 minutes
Gims in concert in 2019.
Gims in concert in 2019. © Stéphanie Para/La Montagne/PhotoPQR/MaxPPP

15% OFF your subscription

Special offer: Only 11d and 3h to take advantage of it

Consult our offers

This offer is open to all new subscribers and runs until 08/03/2024

Further reading

Palace Intrigues
Alassane Ouattara, Laurent Gbagbo, Emmanuel Macron, Teodoro Obiang, William Ruto, Dadju

Intrigues big and small: every Tuesday, Africa Intelligence takes a peek into the corridors of power in Africa and beyond.

Ivory CoastOuattara, Bédié and Gbagbo to meet in Yamoussoukro

Equatorial GuineaMacron suggests meeting with Obiang to end Paris private mansion dispute

KenyaRuto administration's appointment of Kenyatta's cousin ruffles the ex-presidential family's feathers

France/AfricaRapper Dadju tours Africa, from Libreville to Abidjan

LogoSubscribers only Politics, Diplomacy 31.01.2023

Palace Intrigues
Mamadi Doumbouya, Paul Biya, Mohamed Benchaaboun and Zinedine Zidane

Intrigues big and small... Every Tuesday, Africa Intelligence takes a peek into the corridors of power in Africa and beyond. This week: Mamadi Doumbouya's luxury watch collection, Paul Biya's NY wishes cull, Mohammed VI snubs ex-ambassador Mohamed Benchaaboun and French VIPs celebrate NYE in Marrakech.

Guinea Colonel Doumbouya's €400,000 wristwatch

Cameroon Everyone wants their New Year's photo with Biya

Morocco Glacial reception for Mohamed Benchaaboun in Rabat

France-Morocco Zidane among French VIPs in Marrakech for NYE

LogoSubscribers only Politics, Business, Diplomacy 17.01.2023
On our other sites

15% OFF your subscription

Special offer: Only 11d and 3h to take advantage of it

Consult our offers

This offer is open to all new subscribers and runs until 08/03/2024

Sign up for real-time alerts and be notified of new editions!  

Once registered, you will be notified by a short message on your computer or mobile phone as soon as a new edition of our publication or an alert is published. Stay informed anytime, anywhere!