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Ponyo plays banker

The Prime Minister has come within an ace of demolishing the fragile public confidence in the banking system

It's been a difficult three months for Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon. Since his appointment three years ago, he has sought to build a reputation as a focused, high-ach...


Kabila delays, Katumbi hovers

Formerly the 'best man not standing', Moïse Katumbi wants to be sure of broad support before declaring for the presidency

As he edges towards announcing that he'll run for president, Moïse Katumbi Chapwe has been sounding out opposition groups about a joint strategy with himself at the head of a unity...


Party pooper

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba's re-election campaign looks less of a cosmetic exercise now that National Assembly President Guy Nzouba Ndama has declared he will stand in the 28 ...


Sassou makes it modest

The incumbent claims 60% of the votes in a re-election lacking credibility but facing no serious international challenge 

President Denis Sassou-Nguesso arranged for his re-election with considerably less self-confidence than he had shown in previous electoral contests. The campaign was marked by secu...


Little rain on Bongo's parade

A series of defections leaves the President reliant on close family, cronies and poll manipulation

The temperature of the presidential election campaign, which is due in August, has risen by several degrees this month after squabbles erupted in the ruling Parti démocratique gabo...


New leader's old problems

The dry, technocratic former premier has won the election but choosing his own premier and forming a government will be no easy task  

Faustin Archange Touadéra's victory in the presidential election is a small step towards national reconstruction after a year of intercommunal warfare and two more of chaotic and c...


New danger in the Kivus

Militia violence is on the rise in the east, as is ethnic tension within the national army 

Most of the two Kivu provinces in Congo-Kinshasa's troubled east are more peaceful than they were, thanks to neither President Paul Kagame of Rwanda nor President Yoweri Museveni o...


Poll delay cheers Kabila

Delays to the compilation of the electoral register have now ensured that President Joseph Kabila stays in office beyond when the next elections should take place. The electoral co...


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