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Inside the mining mega deal

Touted as a new development model, the 'deal of the century' set a terrible example on corruption

A scholar who delivers lectures on doing business in Africa has emerged as the lynchpin of a massive bribery scandal drawing in Chinese business magnates and some of its largest co...


Bank admits wrongdoing but hits out at data leak

Central Africa's biggest bank, BGFI, says it cleaned up its operations in Kinshasa back in 2018

After refusing to respond for years to accusations of grand corruption in its operations in Congo-Kinshasa, central Africa's biggest bank has come as close as its lawyers would all...


Exposed – the cost of Kabila's state capture 

Millions of leaked bank papers which expose the mechanics of former leader's plunder of the state could up-end national politics

Using evidence from the biggest ever leak of financial documents in Africa, an international investigative journalism consortium has tracked the main sources of the staggering weal...

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The bank at the heart of the scandal

Owned partly by the Bongo family, the BGFI was implicated in corruption before its Kinshasa operations were exposed

The bank at the centre of the Congo Hold-up consortium's revelations of state capture and grand corruption in Congo-Kinshasa, Banque Gabonaise et Française Internationale (B...

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Row over abuse probe

The decision in mid–September by the United Nations to immediately repatriate Gabon's entire 450-strong peacekeeping unit from the Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Na...


Cover-up in UN murders

Protests have thwarted the government’s efforts to quash interest in the 2017 murder of UN experts

Prominent Congolese journalist Sosthène Kambidi was conditionally freed on 12 October after three weeks in custody, with earlier charges from a military prosecutor of conspi...


Moscow tilt poses risks

The president increasingly relies on Russia but it may not be able to protect him against a possible cut in funds over human rights abuses and aid theft

President Faustin-Archange Touadéra is doubling down on his dependence on all things Russian – from cyberwar to propaganda, to Wagner Group mercenaries, and even the d...


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Hey, big lender

Glencore's huge lending habits have earned the Swiss commodities trader a ticking off from the International Monetary Fund. In a 7 September statement, Abebe Aemro Selassie, the he...


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