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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...


    Vol 62 No 18 |
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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...


Italy's Eni misled shareholders

New oil database shows the political connections of Eni's partner, and contradicts the company's claims to shareholders

New disclosures show that the publicly listed Italian oil major Eni misled its shareholders over its business ties to one of Congo-Brazzaville's most controversial and powerful pol...

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UN slams resources plunder

A new UN experts report details how cocoa and coltan smuggling is financing militia groups, raising the prospect of new sanctions

The latest report of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo, released on 10 June, is a blistering return to form for an institution whose recent reports have b...


A fox guarding the hen house

While promising to rein in graft, President Denis Sassou-Nguesso promotes his son who faces corruption charges in the US

Amid a debt crisis and seeking bailout funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Congo-Brazzaville has promised to clamp down on corruption. But President Denis Sassou-Ngue...


Gabon ires fellow Africans at the UN

A bitter dispute between African Union members over a non-permanent seat on the Security Council has broken into the open 

Furious argument has erupted over the normally placid elections by the UN General Assembly for one of the two non-permanent seats reserved for African countries on the UN Security ...


    Vol 62 No 11 |
  • CHAD

Oil-backed loans cast shadow

President Déby's death has put the debt crisis negotiations on hold but Glencore faces pressure to make concessions

A month after Mahamat Idriss Déby took the helm in Chad in the wake of his father's death in April, huge questions remain over the country's economic fortunes, notably over ...


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