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Democracy sans frontières

The first round of the presidential election was chaotic and flawed but the end of a disastrous transition is widely welcomed

The questions over the conduct and legitimacy of the presidential and legislative elections were well known (AC Vol 56 No 18). The electoral register was not worth its name, violen...


Katumbi treads a fine line

Critics claim the Katangese billionaire is in cahoots with Kabila but supporters say he wants to stand on his own terms in his own time

Moïse Katumbi Chapwe, the man that opposition politicians hope could unseat President Joseph Kabila, has spoken out against the government announcement that national and presidenti...


Capital flight

An embarrassing airing of the wealth, extravagance and lavish use of private jets by President Ali Bongo and his family and vast entourage is in store, once a lawsuit by a Swiss av...


The missing coltan princess

Belgian and German police are seeking 'Princess' Odette Maniema Krempin, a key witness in the mysterious disappearance in Kinshasa in May 2014 of Stephan de Witte. He was the accou...


Blood returns to Bangui

The failure of UN peacekeepers to contain the violence is a worrying setback for the organisation, the interim government, and France

The international military forces and their leaders, who were charged with control of Bangui and keeping the militias apart, have met fierce criticism for failing to stop the worst...


A vote too far

Momentum is building behind the idea of postponing the elections. They could cause more problems and unrest than they solve

As referendum day approaches on 4 October, 'elections at all costs', which is widely seen as the slogan of the international community, sounds less and less convincing. Consensus i...


Kabila clouts Katumbi

The President wants to stop potential rivals in their tracks, something that may explain the corruption investigations of major politicians

The President’s Special Advisor for Good Governance, former Justice and Human Rights Minister Emmanuel-Janvier Luzolo Bambi Lessa, has issued a document asking Prosecutor General F...


Ivanhoe rides into the elections

A dispute between a Canadian conglomerate and the Mines Ministry points to battles over the coming elections and Chinese cash

Buccaneer mine owner Robert Friedland claims to have discovered the world's biggest undeveloped copper mine at Kamoa, in Congo's Katanga Province. He has also brought in one of Chi...

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