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Kivu talks impasse

Military movements in eastern Congo-Kinshasa are increasing while the peace talks in Kampala between the government and the rebel Mouvement du 23 mars have stalled. On 22 April, a...


Lords of misrule

Confusion reigned at the summit on CAR’s future while the new rulers could not halt the prolonged plunder of the capital. The omens are poor

The Ndjamena summit called to resolve the crisis in Central African Republic was nearly as chaotic as Bangui itself. Members of the Communauté économique des états de l’Afrique cen...


Fametal, SOKIMO and Ituri’s gold

Despite its troubles with the Congolese authorities last year, the Chinese group Fametal has now established a dominant position in Ituri’s gold belt. In March, Fametal President W...


Hanlong misses the Sundance deal deadline

One of the longest and most problematic Chinese takeover sagas is finally drawing to a sorry end for Sichuan-based Hanlong Mining and Australia’s Sundance Resources. The main attra...


Extractive pains

Addax Petroleum, the Swiss-based oil company acquired by China’s Sinopec in August 2009, is the latest firm to enter into a dispute with Gabon as President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s gove...


Séléka takes power

The President has fled abroad, leaving Bangui mired in chaos and plundered by looters. It will take time to sort out

The end, when it came, came quickly. On 24 March, the Séléka rebels fought a fierce battle with South African troops before overwhelming them and invading the capital, setting off ...


Rebels everywhere

The government may feel happier about events in the Kivus and Kinshasa but that leaves Katanga to worry about

President Joseph Kabila has something to be thankful for. The most troublesome faction of the rebel Mouvement du 23 mars (M23) is now housed in camps in Rwanda and its leader, Jean...


Don’t be a negative force

As Jean-Bosco Ntaganda begins his likely lengthy stay in the Hague, attention at home has turned to his former allies in what is left of the Rwandan-backed Mouvement du 23 mars. So...


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