The first stages of the process to select the Pan-African organisation's future executive will soon be underway. The current balance of power between the bloc's various regions may play out once more.
According to information gathered by African Intelligence, the former US president quietly reached out to his erstwhile counterpart to express Washington's misgivings about his presumed intention to run for re-election in February 2024. His intervention was closely coordinated with the Biden administration.
With less than a year to go to the presidential election, the prospect of Macky Sall running for a third term is increasingly worrying France and the United States. Emmanuel Macron recently raised the question directly with his Senegalese opposite number but the subject is also causing unease in ECOWAS member states.
The decision on whether to initiate the process to admit the African Union to the G20 will largely fall to the Indian PM Narendra Modi, who will be overseeing the next summit of the organisation in India in 2023.