German ambassador Dietrich Pohl set to leave Bamako
En poste depuis août 2019, l'ambassadeur allemand au Mali Dietrich Pohl devrait quitter Bamako. Son successeur est en cours de désignation.
Rouamba was kept in her job by the new junta in Burkina Faso despite her being close to the ousted putschist leader Paul-Henri Damiba. She enjoys a certain popularity on the international stage, but has little say in her country's relations with Paris and Brussels.
President Mohamed Bazoum and his predecessor Mahamadou Issoufou have been friends and comrades-in-arms for more than three decades. They remain on good terms, but behind the scenes the ex-president continues to have a major say in the running of the country despite Bazoum's efforts to replace Issoufou loyalists with his own in top state jobs.
As chairman of the AU's High Level Committee on Libya, the Congolese president has dispatched his foreign minister to the country to oversee mediation efforts. Meanwhile, the pan-African body is lobbying in New York to have one of its candidates chosen to head up the UN support mission.
As the serving ECOWAS president, Nana Akufo-Addo has been heavily involved in the series of crises which have affected the west African region over the last year or so. To handle the burning issues they have thrown up, as Ghana prepares to take up its seat on the UN Security Council, the Ghanaian head of state, himself a former foreign affairs minister, has been relying on a small group of loyal supporters and an extensive diplomatic network.