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The real power politics

The latest plan to harness the Congo River is gigantic, internationally important, expensive and politically driven

A meeting of officials and investors in Kinshasa, hosted on 17-18 June by Energy Minister Bruno Kapandji Kalala on financing the Inga III Dam signals the government’s new ser...


Dam good connections

South Africa’s financial and political commitment to the Inga III Dam and the international support has galvanised and given new life to this pet project of successive Congol...


Too great expectations

The Sicomines deposits contain smaller copper reserves than predicted and some detect deep problems in the partnership with China

In early May, Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon sent shockwaves through Kinshasa when he told the United Nations-backed Radio Okapi that the partnership between Congo-Kins...


Dam number three at Inga Falls

Kinshasa seals a deal with South Africa for the third dam in the series

Chinese, South Korean and Spanish companies are among those competing for the contract to construct Inga 3 after Congo-Kinshasa announced on 18 May that it has clinched a deal with...


Gertler’s assets multiply

A police investigation, growing international criticism and tougher conditions from the IMF put the mining business under greater scrutiny

Pressure is mounting on international mining companies in Congo-Kinshasa to reveal more about their dealings with offshore companies linked to Dan Gertler International. This follo...


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Déby’s enemies crowd in

After sending troops to Mali and trying to broker peace in CAR, the President faces destabilising enemies at home and severe economic challenges

Recently, Idriss Déby Itno has spent more time in the international spotlight than at any time in his presidential career. Widely praised for a major military commitment in Mali ag...


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How to read the ‘conspiracy’

Despite a wealth of knowledge about those named, no one has been able to work out if the men arrested on 1 May were genuinely conspiring to mount a coup d’état or if President Idri...


Upper house of cards

President Paul Biya has now appointed 30 Senators, bringing the new parliamentary upper house to its full complement of 100. Elections on 14 April – by an electoral college of loca...


Kasai mines go to Anhui

The Chinese company that works with the Zimbabwean government in the controversial Marange fields has signed a major deal with Kinshasa

Thanks to a contract signed in Kinshasa on 18 March by Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Corporation’s Vice-President Bai Ziangqian, State Assets Minister Louise Munga Mesozi and...


Middleman at the gate

On 26 April at the Libreville headquarters of Oil India Limited, Paul Maurice Tomo lay shirtless on the ground in front of a painted sheet that read: ‘Five years that this has las...


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