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Limbo after ghost elections

As the ruling party prepares to claim a landslide victory, the country’s regional and linguistic divides are getting out of control

The national elections on 7 October could be the worst yet in Cameroon and will further weaken President Paul Biya's claim to legitimacy. But Biya's Rassemblement démocratiq...


Hanging on a click factor

Opposition parties question the reliability of the new voting machines as leading presidential candidates are barred

With barely 10 weeks until presidential, legislative and provincial polls, Congo-Kinshasa's political class and electoral commission (the Commission électorale nationale ind...


Biya's no-change election

In the midst of jihadist violence and a separatist insurgency, Africa’s oldest leader stands for a seventh term

The country's 6.5 million registered voters have a chance to end 36 years of President Paul Biya's rule at the presidential polls on 7 October but the odds are against any of the o...


One province’s perilous poll

Kasaï Central is scarred by famine, militia, cult and government violence, none of which is likely to ease before elections take place

Until the Kamuina Nsapu revolt erupted two years ago, the province of Kasaï Central had been peaceful. All that changed when the Kamuina Nsapu militia, led by a would-be tradi...


Kabila names his dauphin

The President finally named a successor at the eleventh hour and ended the third-term controversy. Storms still lie ahead

The drama over who will be allowed to run in the presidential elections due in December has dragged the political system to the brink as growing armed conflict increase instability...


Backers and attackers

While Kabila steps down, his successor will have to cope with neighbours with agendas, and the myriad militias they support

Congo-Kinshasa's most important neighbours lie to the east: Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania, all of whom have played key roles in the country's ructions over the past three de...


Fiscal fails and testing talks

A deceptive lull has descended on Bangui while peace talks are mired in confusion. Meanwhile, chaotic public finances are causing alarm

Just two months ago Bangui was on the edge of the abyss as violence escalated and nobody seemed to have a grip on the situation. Now, the city is calm, but there is widespread conc...


Making the miners sweat

Big mining companies loudly rejected the new mining code. They don’t know if they’ll sue, shut their mines in protest, or lump it

Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala Nzenze signed into law regulations which overhaul the regime governing the mining sector on 9 June, making real the worst fears of Glencore, Randgold ...


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