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Mine sale prompts tax grab

The government wants a piece of a giant mine sale no matter what the legal position

When Arizona mining company Freeport-McMoRan announced a gigantic sale on 9 May, it triggered a furore over the trade in Congo-Kinshasa's mining assets and its natural resource gov...


Filling Obiang's boots

This month's poll, though no surprise, was meant to concentrate minds on who would follow in the strongman's footsteps

The veteran President, long the strongman of local politics even before he seized power in a 1979 coup, was sworn in for a new seven-year term on 20 May in front of seven other Afr...


Katumbi enlists US against Kabila

While oppositionists urged Washington to take a stronger stand against Kabila, Katumbi found himself under increasing threat and flew to South Africa

Aspiring presidential candidate Moïse Katumbi flew to South Africa amid growing fears for his safety on 20 May. After coming under increased pressure to step down at the end of hi...


Biya's time added on

The fast-approaching presidential elections in France and the United States have given President Paul Biya's close circle cause for concern. Biya, 83, who has ruled for 32 years, i...


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Missing men mar Déby’s win

The President’s deeply-flawed re-election attracted little foreign comment but a storm is now brewing over the disappearance of up to 60 soldiers

With President Idriss Déby Itno dominating the political scene and tightly controlling an election process to prevent effective monitoring by civil society, his outright victory in...


Ponyo plays banker

The Prime Minister has come within an ace of demolishing the fragile public confidence in the banking system

It's been a difficult three months for Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon. Since his appointment three years ago, he has sought to build a reputation as a focused, high-ach...


Kabila delays, Katumbi hovers

Formerly the 'best man not standing', Moïse Katumbi wants to be sure of broad support before declaring for the presidency

As he edges towards announcing that he'll run for president, Moïse Katumbi Chapwe has been sounding out opposition groups about a joint strategy with himself at the head of a unity...


Party pooper

President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba's re-election campaign looks less of a cosmetic exercise now that National Assembly President Guy Nzouba Ndama has declared he will stand in the 28 ...


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