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Horse-trading risks poll delay

The President is trying to decide whether to contest or postpone December's polls while juggling his political alliances and musing on threats in the east

President Félix Tshisekedi has been consolidating power, but that does not mean accountability and better governance are any closer than when he fraudulently won the preside...


Bang go the reforms

The credibility of the regime's bid for wider legitimacy is in tatters after it emerged on 5 December that a military court had sentenced 262 of those detained after demonstrations...


Scrambling for a Pax Swahili

Kenya's entry into the Congolese crucible is driven more by hopes of diplomatic and commercial gains than military adventurism

It is hanging by a thread. A truce, signed in Luanda with only the tacit participation of the principal antagonist, guaranteed by a phone call between Kenya's former President Uhur...


Big Tech's ethical mining rules thrown into chaos

A row over a scheme to outlaw minerals produced by companies using child labour or financing wars in Central Africa will hit global supply chains

The world's biggest tech companies – including Alphabet, Apple, Samsung and Tesla – buying tin, tungsten and coltan from Central Africa face a supply chain crisis after...


Conflicted over conflict

The international community's weak and contradictory responses to the fighting between the Congolese army and Tutsi rebel group M23 means that, apart from criticism from the United...


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Massacre threatens transition plan

Mahamat Déby's plan to stay on at least until late 2024 and keep control of security is in question after state forces brutally suppressed demonstrations

Interim President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' and his 'inclusive' new government, which boasts reconciled oppositionists and reformed militia leaders, is in deep crisis ...


The Kremlin's grip tightens

Wagner Group mercenaries are expanding operations but security is deteriorating as President Touadéra bids to change the constitution

Moscow's influence in Central African Republic is growing, while conditions worsen under the impact of the international supply chain crisis, increased fuel prices, and political p...


Once silenced, twice shy

Russia and China froze the UN Group of Experts on Congo for five months—now the group is far warier of criticising China

Russia and China, increasingly intolerant of criticism of their nationals in United Nations reports, froze the work of several UN Groups of Experts during 2021 and 2022. The two su...


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