Boris Becker’s diplomatic passport is a “clumsy fake”, a Central African Republic foreign minister has claimed, in the latest instalment of the former tennis star’s bankruptcy saga.
There appears to be a difference of opinion between the country’s foreign ministry and its Brussels outpost, and the foreign ministry appears to be contradicting a statement attributed to the president, Faustin Archange Touadéra.
As someone with a little experience of third world diplomats.
Thinking of there actually being the one government with the one view or set of actions is not the right way to think about things. There are various little groupings. Think of them as baronies perhaps. Each of which have their own independent – and often contradictory across the entire system – freedom of action in their territory. That territory can be a field of action, rather than actual piece of land.
One Baron has issued the passport in return for, well. At least one other is disputing their right to do so or angling for a share of the, well.