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Vol 53 No 7

Published 30th March 2012


Congo-Kinshasa

Keeping an eye on oil

The watchdogs have been pushed out of Parliament and another resource rampage looms

Congo-Kinshasa is on its way to becoming a significant oil-producer, providing more opportunities for corruption and other enrichment to the government and its friends. The National Assembly, elected on 28 November amid widespread accusations of fraud, has lost several important voices which were not afraid to speak out about corruption and incompetence over natural resources.

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