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Vol 51 No 12

Published 11th June 2010


The men who run the profitable show

The mechanics of Congo-Kinshasa’s government baffle almost everyone, including many of the participants. A handful of people, mostly unelected associates of President Joseph Kabila, wield the real power; most of the appointed ministers have little practical power. For Kabila, Katanga remains the most important province, economically and politically. Here are his key people.

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