South Africa has never been one of Saudi Arabia's trade priorities, except for armaments. But energy matters and rare metals seem to have sparked a paradigm shift. The kingdom is now conducting a charm offensive in the country and promising major investments.
The presidents of Angola, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau will take part in the 8th Dakar Forum on Peace and Security from 24 to 25 October. They will be joined by the foreign ministers of Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo and Saudi Arabia, as well as the French secretary of state Chrysoula Zacharopoulou.
Two months before he takes over the chairmanship of the African Union, Senegalese president Macky Sall has stepped up his diplomatic activities on the world stage. Highlights include the recent G20 summit and the upcoming peace forums in Paris and Dakar.