Population: 69.36 mn.
GDP: 32.66 bn.
Debt: 6.08 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 56 No 1
  •  9th January 2015

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

  • Vol 55 No 22
  •  7th November 2014

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. ENRC instructed Dechert as its operations in Africa and Kazakhstan came u...

  • 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...

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