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    Vol 65 No 12 |
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Foregone electoral conclusion cements Kaka's grip

A new autocracy takes root after a dubious poll with only subtle changes to the rulership style of the last 30 years visible in the President's picks for the new cabinet

The electoral commission outdid itself in producing the results of the 6 May presidential election in record time. Having set a deadline of 21 May the Agence nationale de gestion d...

US mulls Gertler deal to secure minerals

The Biden administration risks undermining the credibility of the Magnitsky Act that was used to impose sanctions on the Israeli billionaire

The US government has proposed a deal with Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler that would enable Gertler to sell his remaining royalty streams in Congolese mining assets and exit th...

    Vol 65 No 10 |
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Coup zone election pits votes against tanks

New details about President Kaka's break with the US have emerged as the election exposes some of the political manoeuvring within the elite

The campaigning which culminated in national elections on 6 May proved livelier than expected. Yet nobody doubts that President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' will win, pro...

    Vol 65 No 9 |
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President Mahamat considers the Russian bear hug

A letter to Washington has put relations in the cooler, as overtures to the Kremlin increase and the president ponders a change of allegiance

On 4 April the Chadian government threatened to cancel the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States, the law that regulates the conditions under which the 100 or so...


Biya's government blocks bids to unite opposition

Ahead of key elections in 2025 – in which 91-year-old Paul Biya is seeking re-election – his ministers are cracking down on political foes

The government has pressed the panic button in response to plans for two opposition alliances to fight next year's elections. Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji...

Mobutu-style economic nationalism returns

State officials led by Kashal Katemb are bent on restructuring company ownership in favour of Congolese business people

Foreign companies in Congo-Kinshasa are increasingly alarmed at what they see as a wave of economic nationalism that revives the politics of 'Zaïreanisation' under the three-d...

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