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Bongo's sure bet

The presence of 13 opposition candidates does little to blunt the certainty that the President will be re-elected

Two oppositionists may have rallied to presidential candidate Jean Ping at the last minute on 16 August but that won't be enough to stop President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba from walkin...


No compromise, no bail

General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko's appeal for bail over a charge of 'endangering the internal security of the state' was rejected by a Brazzaville court on 18 August. Mokoko was Pr...


A gathering storm

President Kabila faces a stronger opposition but it may struggle to stay united  

There have long been heavyweights in the ranks of Congo-Kinshasa's opposition, most enduringly Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba and more recently Moïse Katumbi Chapwe. Yet relations ...


Bird flu ruffles feathers

The government has moved swiftly to counter an outbreak of deadly bird flu but the economic toll risks stoking political discontent

The much-loved rotisserie restaurants and cafés of Yaoundé stand dark and deserted in the otherwise bustling streets of the Cameroon capital, after the government recently declared...


Memories of regimes past

Goodwill greets the new government but its roots are firmly in the Bozizé era and the demands of reconciliation will test it severely

The new CAR President, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, had an encouraging start to his term of office in March. The crowd at his investiture cheered him as heartily as they booed his pr...


Not the court of Africa

The President is proud of Senegal's role in hosting the Habré trial but does not want to set a precedent

Following the landmark trial in Dakar of Chadian former dictator Hissène Habré, President Macky Sall has played down suggestions that Senegal should now become the permanent home o...


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...


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