The Galaxy school in Bangui, one of the few in Fethullah Gülen's network not to have closed its doors in Africa, is under fresh pressure after Turkey promised to open an embassy in the Central African capital as part of its push to boost its influence there.
Blocked by the Biden administration, US company Textron's bid to supply 50 armoured vehicles to Nairobi has come to nothing. This could be an opportunity for the two enterprising Turkish manufacturers Otokar and Katmerciler, as well as French company Arquus, to seize the opportunity.
As a result of France's decision to end Operation Barkhane in the Sahel, Ivory Coast will be called on to play a more important role in France's reorganised military presence in West Africa. A new defence attache is to be appointed in Abidjan to boost military cooperation between both countries.