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The Kabila Strain

The health damage is not yet clear, but the economic consequences of the virus are grave, as the previous and current presidents squabble

The Covid-19 pandemic took until the middle of March, when the first domestic cases were reported, to rouse the government. Then, on 18 March, President Félix Tshisekedi ann...


Why Africa is key to Green Economics

Strategic minerals on the continent will power the electric vehicle revolution and a restructured energy industry

More than any other continent, Africa has copious reserves of the vital minerals central to the transition to sustainable energy in the leading industrial economies.

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Clash of the kings

Fighting for control over revenues and security, President Tshisekedi is in a standoff with supporters of his predecessor Joseph Kabila

Senior officials in the two coalitions which run the country – the Front commun pour le Congo (FCC) and the Cap pour le changement (CACH) – are at a stalemate. For several days in ...


More trickle-down please

There has to be more in it for Tshisekedi’s camp followers if his uneasy partnership with the former president is to survive

The coalition of the Cap pour le changement (CACH) alliance, led by President Félix Tshisekedi, and ex-President Joseph Kabila's Front commun pour le Congo (FCC) is unhappy ...


The son also rises

The man standing in for the President looked like he might be settling in, so the ruling clan swept him away and has appointed a dauphin

With the installation of his son Noureddin Bongo-Valentin as the 'general coordinator of presidential affairs', recuperating stroke victim President Ali Bongo Ondimba – or th...


Of puppets and godfathers

Accusations of corruption against the President’s appointees are weakening him in his fight with Kabila

'I am not a puppet', President Félix Tshisekedi keeps insisting, most recently to the Belgian government and the Congolese diaspora in Brussels during a recent state visit to the ...


The China price

Facing corruption probes and resource nationalism, Western mining companies are quitting the Copperbelt

Producing 70% of the world's cobalt, an essential component of electric car batteries and mobile phones, Africa's Copperbelt is in the midst of a sweeping transformation. Seeking t...

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Fund falls for Sassou

The IMF sees the country as a test case for African nations which borrowed heavily from China. It is being lenient

President Denis Sassou-Nguesso appears, again, to have secured victory over the International Monetary Fund, obtaining an urgently needed bail-out in exchange for promises that he ...


Kasaï peace at risk

An ambitious provincial governor’s new appointments and initiatives threaten to anger armed militants now on a ceasefire

Violence engulfed Kasaï Central Province between 2016 and 2018, when the anti-government Kamuina Nsapu militia – aggrieved about the murder of their traditional leader by the...


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