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Pre-election jitters

The funeral of Maryse, the late wife of Jean-Serge Bokassa, son of the former Central African Republic 'Emperor' Jean-Bedel Bokassa, witnessed a serious incident which disrupted th...


Stepping back from the brink

The President nearly broke up his coalition with his predecessor but backed off at the last minute. He still wants a way out

The announcement on 21 October that President Félix Tshisekedi would address the nation in two days generated fevered anticipation that he would dismiss his government, dissolve th...


Elections and bust

The country goes to the polls in December but the organisation of the vote doesn’t promise improved accountability

At the end of the year citizens are supposed to cast their votes for a new parliament and a new president. An atmosphere of indifference pervades most circles, but there is excitem...


Fury greets Gertler report

The mining billionaire denies any link to online abuse aimed at an investigative consortium’s report on money-laundering and grand corruption

Early last month, a joint investigation by news media and NGOs claimed mining magnate Dan Gertler had set up a money-laundering ring which apparently allowed him to evade United St...


Clash of the leaders

Ex-President Bozizé and current President Touadéra seem set on a collision course while elections are in the balance

Allegations of fraud, bribery and mobilising for a coup d’état are flying in all directions in Bangui as the political parties and their sponsors consider elections du...


Public relations premier

The promotion of Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda as Gabon's first woman Prime Minister is an astute piece of PR that may be welcomed in Paris and other European chancelleries even ...


Ballots and bishops

There is uproar over the choice of a new electoral commission head many fear will make the 2023 elections as dubious as the last

It was just like old times. Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and other Congolese cities have just witnessed noisy demonstrations by civil society organisations, churches and oppositionists den...


A golden hoard

Artisanal gold production funds local militias and is exported from neighbouring countries. A UN report invites more scrutiny of the trade

Artisanal gold exports from eastern Congo-Kinshasa have been high for some time, but no formal figures are available because nearly all production is unrecorded and informal. Betwe...


Elections or bust

The president failed in a bid to change the constitution. Now he will have to contest the elections due by December, Covid-19 permitting

President Faustin-Archange Touadéra has failed in his effort to change the constitution so that he could stay in office should this year's planned elections fail to take place beca...


Damning the parks

Although the government plans to increase the area of Congo-Kinshasa's national parks from about one-tenth to one-fifth of the vast nation, threats against those that already exist...


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