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Gertler's billions

Dan Gertler's mining deals could cause losses to Kinshasa's treasury of at least US$3.7 billion, more than double previous estimates, according to new data from a coalition of Cong...


Coalition’s sky-high ambitions

A new government plans to transform its finances and take on rebel groups but is reliant on a band of political godfathers

Announcing hundreds of planned initiatives, Congo-Kinshasa's new government has lofty ambitions, but its main challenge may simply be staying together. Its four vice-prime minister...


Royalties row

Dan Gertler, who made his fortune as a go-between in many of Congo-Kinshasa's biggest mining deals, has promised to allow Congolese to 'directly participate' in the country's miner...


Regional leaders pay homage to Déby at funeral summit

The death of Chad's just re-elected warrior-president could undermine the regional anti-jihad campaign and leaves a political vacuum at home

Although the full facts of how President Idriss Déby Itno met his death on 19 April are yet to emerge, his successors and regional leaders have tough choices ahead. Chad's national...


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Chronicle of an election foretold

Chad's electoral commission has until 25 April to pronounce on the results of Sunday's presidential polls, but few are holding their breath. 'I know in advance that I will win, as ...


Trafigura's middleman emerges

The Swiss-based trader funnelled huge loans and oil payments through an intermediary, despite bribery risks

Major commodity trader Trafigura used an intermediary for its crude oil purchases in Congo-Brazzaville and its huge loans to the country, the company announced in its recent corpor...


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