UN quietly supports State Bureau of Investigations
Legal documentation and intelligence gathering are two fields where the United Nations is helping Kyiv's investigative agency look into atrocities committed during the current conflict with Russia.
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The Comité Interministériel d'Anticipation (CIA), a little known committee overseen by France's general defence and national security secretariat, the SGDSN, has been set up to coordinate inter-ministerial forward planning on security and defence matters. It should benefit French strategic planning - but also public spending.
Although most of Guinea's ambassadors were recalled in early February, none of them has so far returned to Conakry. Interim president Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya is nevertheless pursuing his efforts little by little to change his country's diplomatic line-up abroad.
Following President Macron's announcement on 10 June of France's plans to end Operation Barkhane, the French presidency is trying to mobilise its partners regarding the situation in the Sahel. French diplomats have begun a major operation to persuade the European Union, the UN and the African Union to get more involved in the region, with a Sahel Coalition summit coming up in July and France due to take the chair of the UN Security Council on 1 July.
Weakened in its sphere of influence, France is putting into place a comprehensive strategy to secure its investments in conflict zones. An exclusive investigation.Special missions - In early December, a group of reservists employed by French companies visited Menaka in