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Congo-Kinshasa

Congo-Kinshasa

Population: 78.73 mn.
GDP: $31.9 bn.
Debt: $5.07 bn.

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The electoral mirage

Credible elections are no more likely this year than last but worsening living standards could trigger open revolt

The year begins with a distinct sense of déjà vu from a year ago. Postponed elections, originally supposed to take place in late 2016, are now promised for the end of the year to r...


UN raid's complex causes

The United Nations and the world media were quick to blame the Ugandan rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) for a raid on 7 December on a UN military base near the Semliki Br...


Slippage, not suffrage

A fresh election timetable should signal President Kabila's impending exit – but could end up as just the latest in a series of delays

The electoral commission (Commission électorale nationale indépendante – CENI) has finally published a calendar fixing polls for the presidency, the national and state parlia...


Mayhem among the militias

The loyalty of government forces is under strain as new militia challenges spring up, especially in the benighted Kivus

President Joseph Kabila's Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC) are struggling to cope with a series of attacks by Mai Mai militia group...


Storm over probe into UN experts murder

Doubts are growing about the UN inquiry into the killing of two of its experts in March as pressure mounts for an full investigation. Some link the government to the deaths

The United Nations' Board of Inquiry report on the murders of Congo-Kinshasa Group of Experts members Michael J Sharp and Zaida Catalán in central Kasaï on 12 March has come under ...

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No safe press haven

President Joseph Kabila's crackdown on reporters has claimed yet another victim and outraged the Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation du Congo (MONUSCO) in the process.


No news from Kinshasa

Reuters correspondent Aaron Ross became the latest journalist to be forced out of Kinshasa on 4 August. The authorities refused to renew his visa after the agency had enraged Presi...


Losing control in Kasaï

Kabila benefits from a refugee crisis as politicians use militias against each other. But the President could be burned too

This was never a strife-torn region. The Kasaï provinces had long escaped the fate of less fortunate parts of Congo-Kinshasa but in the past year, violence has grown sharply. A lar...


Action plan to crack the Inga enigma

Congolese officials have asked Chinese and Spanish consortia to join forces to realise the dream of a colossal hydro project at Inga

Some see the call by the Congo-Kinshasa's government for a joint Sino-Spanish plan to develop the much-delayed Inga hydropower project as a political trick to keep both China and t...


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