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Fury greets Gertler report

The mining billionaire denies any link to online abuse aimed at an investigative consortium’s report on money-laundering and grand corruption

Early last month, a joint investigation by news media and NGOs claimed mining magnate Dan Gertler had set up a money-laundering ring which apparently allowed him to evade United St...


Clash of the leaders

Ex-President Bozizé and current President Touadéra seem set on a collision course while elections are in the balance

Allegations of fraud, bribery and mobilising for a coup d’état are flying in all directions in Bangui as the political parties and their sponsors consider elections du...


Public relations premier

The promotion of Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda as Gabon's first woman Prime Minister is an astute piece of PR that may be welcomed in Paris and other European chancelleries even ...


Ballots and bishops

There is uproar over the choice of a new electoral commission head many fear will make the 2023 elections as dubious as the last

It was just like old times. Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and other Congolese cities have just witnessed noisy demonstrations by civil society organisations, churches and oppositionists den...


A golden hoard

Artisanal gold production funds local militias and is exported from neighbouring countries. A UN report invites more scrutiny of the trade

Artisanal gold exports from eastern Congo-Kinshasa have been high for some time, but no formal figures are available because nearly all production is unrecorded and informal. Betwe...


Elections or bust

The president failed in a bid to change the constitution. Now he will have to contest the elections due by December, Covid-19 permitting

President Faustin-Archange Touadéra has failed in his effort to change the constitution so that he could stay in office should this year's planned elections fail to take place beca...


Damning the parks

Although the government plans to increase the area of Congo-Kinshasa's national parks from about one-tenth to one-fifth of the vast nation, threats against those that already exist...


Gertler tries to dodge sanctions

By setting up new secret companies and hiring legal advisors close to Donald Trump, the Israeli billionaire plans to counter US penalties

Israeli mining tycoon Dan Gertler's latest plan to sidestep sanctions on his companies in Congo-Kinshasa will test the seriousness of Washington's efforts to crack down on corrupti...


Ministers and militias

Far from restoring sanity, the February 2019 Khartoum peace agreement between 14 armed groups has created a new space for bloody competition; they now have access to state resource...


Bongo returns

President Ali Bongo Ondimba is trying to reassert his authority after months of recuperation following a stroke in November 2018. The chief of staff at the Presidency, Brice Laccru...


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