Population: 68.2 mn.
GDP: 19.3 bn.
Debt: 5.4 bn.

President Joseph Kabila's constitutional term ends in 2016. Reports say the Mouvement du 23 Mars is regrouping in the east while rebels in Katanga will also prove to be a challenge for the national armed forces. 

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  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

Puzzle of FDLR intentions

The notorious militia is disarming but some say that’s a blind. A complex mix of motives, alliances and regional interests is at work

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

Kabila defiant on third term

The President tries to ignore opposition and international objections to his changing the law to stay on in power

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

Fighting flares in the Kivus

Both Kinshasa and Kigali have their own domestic or geopolitical reasons to keep the pot boiling over their common border

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Farm plan aims high

The government believes big farms and agro-industry can achieve food self-sufficiency. Small farmers fear a land-grab

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Gertler the farmer

After making gigantic profits by buying and reselling mining and oil concessions in Congo-Kinshasa, the controversial Israeli businessman Dan Gertler has set up a farm on a philanthropic basis. The Kitoko Food Farm is meant to be a model for how agricultu...

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Kinshasa challenges Luanda

In a row that could affect the oil industry, Congo-Kinshasa is again raising the temperature over maritime rights which Angola disputes

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Sassou slaps Kabila

The recent expulsions of Congo-Kinshasa's nationals mark a new low in relations between the two capitals that face each other across the Congo River

  • Vol 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

Terms of abuse

The President's bid to change the constitution to allow him to stand for a third term has failed

  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Hitch for dam plan

The Inga III dam on the Congo River has a few more obstacles to overcome following a new World Bank report

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

Kabila wants cash for polls

Kinshasa wants foreign assistance for the long-delayed polls but is unlikely to get it without some searching questions about fraud

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