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Experts rate foreign aid

Researchers from three continents analyse the impact of Belgian and Chinese aid projects and policies

A new report from Belgian, Chinese and Congolese academics provides in-depth analysis on the contrasts between European and Chinese aid and trade policies in Congo-Kinshasa. Neithe...


A welcome for Monsieur Z

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has asked Belgian Foreign Minister Steven Vanackere if he will issue a visa for Protais Zigiranyirazo, known as ‘Monsieur Z’ (AC Vol ...


Weapons for Darfur

As Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi and his 200-member delegation pitched their tent for a business bonanza in Rome, it emerged that Belgium is to export weapons to Libya that may be us...


Diamond horror

On 24 May, Kinshasa recalled ‘for consultations’ its Ambassador in Brussels, Jean-Pierre Mutamba, and (to the horror of the diamond trade) closed its Antwerp consulate. Later, it c...


In the rain-forrest

Under scrutiny since 2002, the Forrest Group is in trouble with the United Nations again

Belgium has lost a diplomat and the George Forrest Group, which dominates parts of Congo-Kinshasa's mining industry, has lost a valuable senior executive. Pierre Chevalier, Belgium...


Drifting apart

The habitual politeness between Belgium and its former colony grew thinner still during a five-day visit to Kinshasa in late April by three ministers from Brussels, Karel De Gucht ...


Father and son

Congolese know about dynasties. Incumbent President Joseph Kabila is the son of his assassinated predecessor, Laurent Désirée Kabila, and the political scene in Kinshasa is peppere...


The past awakes

On 19 April, the trial opened of the man accused of causing the death of ten United Nations' peacekeepers on 7 April 1994. The indictment says Major Bernard Ntuyahaga ordered the ...


Death in the canal

On 17 December, a naked and mutilated corpse turned up in a Brussels canal. Five days later, after DNA tests, it was identified as that of Juvénal Uwingiliyimana, 54, a Rwan...


Belgium's bullet points

Tanzania is getting a new ammunition factory thanks to George Forrest International, a firm whose eponymous main shareholder has big interests in Congo-Kinshasa and has told United...


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