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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...


No more heavy lifting

A disastrous attack on Chadian forces almost succeeded in breaking up the regional alliance against the jihadists

Chad was brought to the brink of giving up its regional role in fighting the Sahel jihadists after its armed forces fought battles with Boko Haram on a scale not yet seen in the in...


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 ...


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