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Reconciliation for beginners

As the Bangui Forum proceeded, France’s need to bow out became clearer, although it may mean turning a blind eye to corruption

All parties agreed that the just-concluded Bangui Forum for National Reconciliation was essential if the country is to have a future. Yet the gathering was supposed to start last O...


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Winning battles, losing wars

Chad has won friends by taking the war to Boko Haram but seems unable to conquer its domestic demons

President Idriss Déby Itno made many regional leaders jealous when his army managed what none of the others could do – to rout the Islamist militia Boko Haram in a series of battle...


    Vol 56 No 10 |
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Forgiveness, its own reward

President Idriss Déby Itno may have his own reasons for going to war with the jihadists, but he expected to be rewarded and it came to pass. In March, French Foreign Minister Laure...


EU adopts 'weak' code

The European Parliament is set to ratify a code on conflict minerals, putting it at odds with US legislation and angering campaigners

In the week of 18 May, the European Parliament is set to ratify the European Commission's long-awaited proposal for a system to ensure the responsible supply of 'conflict minerals'...


The best man not standing

Moïse Katumbi has said he won’t stand for President but many forces are at work trying to persuade him to change his mind

Supporters of the Katanga Governor, Moïse Katumbi Chapwe, seem unwilling to take no for an answer after his many refusals to stand for the presidency. The calls grow in streng...


Roots of a governor

Moïse Katumbi Chapwe is the son of Nissim Soriano, a Jew with Italian citizenship from the Greek Mediterranean island of Rhodes, and Virginie Katumbi, a Bemba from Congo-Kinsh...


Biya’s emerging dream

Dealing with Eurobonds appeals more to a President of 82, who still has no heir, than tackling Boko Haram

Could there be substance to President Paul Biya's claim that Cameroon can secure 'emerging market' status by 2035, leisurely as that deadline is? The potential to attract investmen...


Game of provinces

A series of arrests and plans for new provinces all look like part of Kabila’s long-term plan to stay in power

Protests against President Joseph Kabila's plans to stay in power beyond the end of his term in November 2016 continue since the Commission électorale nationale indép...


Diamonds’ best friend

Séléka is now out of an important diamond centre but the government prefers deals with Angola to restoring confidence to miners

Since 10 February, the town at the heart of the country's richest diamond-mining area, Bria, has been under the control of troops from France's Opération Sangaris and the Un...


Muzito's Waterloo

Former Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito, one of President Joseph Kabila's main allies, has been named in connection with a Belgian investigation into foreign political bribery. The Be...


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