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Congo-Kinshasa

Congo-Kinshasa

Population: 69.36 mn.
GDP: $32.7 bn.
Debt: $6.08 bn.
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Despite pressure from inside and outside Congo-Kinshasa, President Joseph Kabila could still find reasons to postpone the polls but the parliamentary and presidential elections are due to be held on 27 November. According to the constitution, he is not allowed to seek another term.

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Talking longer term

Having failed to get Parliament to change the constitution to give him another term in office, President Joseph Kabila launched a new 'political dialogue' on 1 June – apparently to...


EU adopts 'weak' code

The European Parliament is set to ratify a code on conflict minerals, putting it at odds with US legislation and angering campaigners

In the week of 18 May, the European Parliament is set to ratify the European Commission's long-awaited proposal for a system to ensure the responsible supply of 'conflict minerals'...


The best man not standing

Moïse Katumbi has said he won’t stand for President but many forces are at work trying to persuade him to change his mind

Supporters of the Katanga Governor, Moïse Katumbi Chapwe, seem unwilling to take no for an answer after his many refusals to stand for the presidency. The calls grow in streng...


Roots of a governor

Moïse Katumbi Chapwe is the son of Nissim Soriano, a Jew with Italian citizenship from the Greek Mediterranean island of Rhodes, and Virginie Katumbi, a Bemba from Congo-Kinsh...


Game of provinces

A series of arrests and plans for new provinces all look like part of Kabila’s long-term plan to stay in power

Protests against President Joseph Kabila's plans to stay in power beyond the end of his term in November 2016 continue since the Commission électorale nationale indép...


Muzito's Waterloo

Former Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito, one of President Joseph Kabila's main allies, has been named in connection with a Belgian investigation into foreign political bribery. The Be...


Poll date set

The Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI, the electoral commission) has named 27 November as the date for the next parliamentary and presidential electi...


Kabila's conundrum

A wave of repression costing dozens of lives and hundreds of arrests failed to prevent Parliament on 25 January from defeating President Joseph Kabila's bid to postpone next year's...


Hell no, he won’t go

Kabila’s determination to stay in power regardless of the legalities poses major risks – but the economy is looking up

Speculation is rising that the probable postponement of local elections due in June and October is part of a plan by President Joseph Kabila to put off next year's presidential ele...


Don't look now

The High Court in London ruled late last month that the hearing on the law firm Dechert's disputed bill to Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation should be held behind closed doors...


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