Qatar, which manages part of its sub-Saharan investments from Morocco, is creating a new investment fund, dedicated to financing infrastructure ... projects across the region. President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire may be at the controls, after his political career ends, with Abidjan in line to host the headquarters.
The DRC’s 'inspection générale des finances' (IGF) has identified several key figures – including Joseph Kabila's former prime minister ... Augustin Matata Ponyo – involved in the disappearance of more than $205m for the Bukanga Lonzo agroindustrial park project.
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Birthdays rarely trend on social media in Uganda. But when Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni turned 47 on Sunday 24 April 2021, a hashtag celebrating his birthday went viral all weekend. Many who sent him birthday wishes added this line: “my next president 2026” or “my next Commander in Chief.”