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Triangular trade

With the other Asian powers vying for business elsewhere, Singapore has focused on two sluggish oil-producing countries in Central Africa: Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon. President De...


Old wounds, new crises

Falling commodity prices and failing politicians will make a dangerous combination this year

CONGO-KINSHASA: Talking to Nkunda – and Kigali No ceasefire was arranged at the latest negotiations in December between the Kinshasa government and General Laurent Nkunda’s rebel...


A slow road to travel

African peacekeepers, Western financiers and local negotiators will struggle to dampen the regional fires

Keeping a grip on the chaotic political system will test Congo-Kinshasa’s President Joseph Kabila’s skills to the limit in 2008. Key provinces in the east and west have seen violen...


On the brink

Congo-Kinshasa tries to consolidate after elections as Chad and Central African Republic face down Sudan-sponsored rebels

The big question for Congo-Kinshasa and the region this year is whether President Joseph Kabila can consolidate power after last year’s elections. Kabila started the year by appoi...


Generals and lawyers

In Burundi, Brigadier General Adolphe Nshimirimana, originally from the ruling Conseil National pour la Défense de la Démocratie-Forces de Défense de la Démocratie, is now the Dire...


Electoral expectations

A successful conclusion to Congo-Kinshasa's transition will reshape the region

Congo-Kinshasa starts the year with two unexpected boosts to its election programme: the 18-19 December constitutional referendum secured both a high voter turnout and a massive 'y...


Too many troops

If peace is to come to the region, the weak government in Kinshasa must deal with the eastern Congo crisis, then organise elections due in June but likely to be delayed for at leas...


Not warring but warning

The route to peace in Central Africa is being paved by power-sharing governments and fundraising conferences. For Congo-Kinshasa, Western officials and the World Bank and Internati...


Accords and aggravations

Congo-Kinshasa's halting peace efforts may at last help stabilise the region

This year, Central Africa and the Great Lakes region have a chance to break the ten-year cycle of violence since the Rwandan genocide and the ousting of President Mobutu Sese Seko....


New Year hopes

Two peace deals and a crowded reform agenda point to a way out of the chaos

Could 2002 be the year that Congo-Kinshasa ends the foreign-backed war engulfing it and starts rebuilding its economy? Optimistic officials in Belgium and France believe so; Congol...


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