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Obiang foils coup

The details of an attempted coup against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo over the Christmas period remain unclear amid contradictory reports from government and other sourc...


The electoral mirage

Credible elections are no more likely this year than last but worsening living standards could trigger open revolt

The year begins with a distinct sense of déjà vu from a year ago. Postponed elections, originally supposed to take place in late 2016, are now promised for the end of the year to r...


UN raid's complex causes

The United Nations and the world media were quick to blame the Ugandan rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) for a raid on 7 December on a UN military base near the Semliki Br...


Slippage, not suffrage

A fresh election timetable should signal President Kabila's impending exit – but could end up as just the latest in a series of delays

The electoral commission (Commission électorale nationale indépendante – CENI) has finally published a calendar fixing polls for the presidency, the national and state parlia...


Grenades against peace

A murderous attack in Bangui could trigger a return to mass violence as President Touadéra fails on reconciliation

When men on motorcycles threw grenades into a peace and reconciliation concert in Bangui on 11 November, they picked one of the quartiers that had seen the worst communal clashes w...


Bongo clubbed in Paris

The Paris Club of sovereign state creditors is threatening to derail President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba's government's delicate balancing act on its foreign debt.


Mayhem among the militias

The loyalty of government forces is under strain as new militia challenges spring up, especially in the benighted Kivus

President Joseph Kabila's Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC) are struggling to cope with a series of attacks by Mai Mai militia group...


Sassou in a corner

Confronted by economic crisis and armed insurgents, the President has battened down the hatches as he talks to the IMF

A fortnight after the ruling Parti congolais du travail (PCT) won 91 of the national assembly's 151 seats, Prime Minister Clément Mouamba tendered his government's resignation on...


False start to IMF talks

The government's attempt to mislead the Fund over the scale of its debts does not bode well for their negotiations

Few countries can ever have warranted as terse a press release as that issued by the International Monetary Fund on the meeting of its chief, Christine Lagarde, with President Deni...


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