Congo-Kinshasa

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

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. 


news from Congo-Kinshasa

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  • Vol 55 No 20
  •  10th October 2014

Conflict over conflict minerals

Arguments grow over whether measures to ensure mineral exports are conflict-free need strengthening or are damaging local society

  • Vol 55 No 19
  •  26th September 2014

Kabila for ever

The President wants the constitution changed to allow him to stay in power after 2016 but opposition is mounting

  • Vol 55 No 19
  •  26th September 2014

Reshaping the army

President Kabila is restructuring the army and putting his loyalists in command. It is a sign he means to stay on, come what may

  • 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

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