Saudi Arabia hosts kingdom's first Africa summit, to boost ties, promote stability

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2023

Saudi Arabia is hosting its first ever Africa Summit, underscoring Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's (MbS) growing focus on African affairs.

How France is losing Africa

Ben Aris in Berlin September 4, 2023

France is rapidly losing its influence in Africa as country after country rebel against their former colonial master and rally to the new BRICS bloc.

Gabon coup attempt after the re-election of President Ali Bongo

bne IntelliNews August 30, 2023

A group of a dozen Gabonese soldiers from the Republican Guard and police announced on August 30 they had seized power and cancelled recent elections that saw president Ali Bongo re-elected.

Putin at 2023 Africa-Russia summit: Wiping debts, donating grain and boosting co-operation

bne IntelliNews July 30, 2023

Russia and Africa can work together to protect national sovereignty and put an end to colonialism, Russian President Vladimir Putin told African delegates at the 2023 Africa-Russia summit in St. Petersburg.

Gabon ship registry doubles as country offers safe haven for shadow fleet carrying Russia’s sanctioned oil

bne IntelliNews May 26, 2023

S&P Global data show 98% of tankers registered under Gabon's flag weighing above 10,000 deadweight tons (dwt) are 'high-risk' vessels under Russian trade and shipping sanctions or have unidentified ultimate group owners.