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Congo-Kinshasa

Congo-Kinshasa

Population: 69.36 mn.
GDP: $32.7 bn.
Debt: $6.08 bn.

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A gathering storm

President Kabila faces a stronger opposition but it may struggle to stay united  

There have long been heavyweights in the ranks of Congo-Kinshasa's opposition, most enduringly Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba and more recently Moïse Katumbi Chapwe. Yet relations ...


Mine sale prompts tax grab

The government wants a piece of a giant mine sale no matter what the legal position

When Arizona mining company Freeport-McMoRan announced a gigantic sale on 9 May, it triggered a furore over the trade in Congo-Kinshasa's mining assets and its natural resource gov...


Katumbi enlists US against Kabila

While oppositionists urged Washington to take a stronger stand against Kabila, Katumbi found himself under increasing threat and flew to South Africa

Aspiring presidential candidate Moïse Katumbi flew to South Africa amid growing fears for his safety on 20 May. After coming under increased pressure to step down at the end of hi...


Ponyo plays banker

The Prime Minister has come within an ace of demolishing the fragile public confidence in the banking system

It's been a difficult three months for Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon. Since his appointment three years ago, he has sought to build a reputation as a focused, high-ach...


Kabila delays, Katumbi hovers

Formerly the 'best man not standing', Moïse Katumbi wants to be sure of broad support before declaring for the presidency

As he edges towards announcing that he'll run for president, Moïse Katumbi Chapwe has been sounding out opposition groups about a joint strategy with himself at the head of a unity...


New danger in the Kivus

Militia violence is on the rise in the east, as is ethnic tension within the national army 

Most of the two Kivu provinces in Congo-Kinshasa's troubled east are more peaceful than they were, thanks to neither President Paul Kagame of Rwanda nor President Yoweri Museveni o...


Poll delay cheers Kabila

Delays to the compilation of the electoral register have now ensured that President Joseph Kabila stays in office beyond when the next elections should take place. The electoral co...


The Kinshasa shell game

The President has been wooing rival parties to come into his big tent but some have their own agendas

The Tshisekedi clan has done it again. Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, son of Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, the octogenarian leader of the opposition Union pour la démocratie et le pro...


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