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Congo-Kinshasa

Congo-Kinshasa

Population: 81.34 mn.
GDP: $37.24 bn.
Debt: $5.13 bn.

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Farm plan aims high

The government believes big farms and agro-industry can achieve food self-sufficiency. Small farmers fear a land-grab

President Joseph Kabila Kabange's government believes it can massively increase food production and crop exports by setting up vast commercial farms of tens of thousands of hectare...


Gertler the farmer

After making gigantic profits by buying and reselling mining and oil concessions in Congo-Kinshasa, the controversial Israeli businessman Dan Gertler has set up a farm on a philant...


Kinshasa challenges Luanda

In a row that could affect the oil industry, Congo-Kinshasa is again raising the temperature over maritime rights which Angola disputes

A long-simmering dispute about rights to the sea has worsened. Last year, Angola submitted a map to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf which recog...


Sassou slaps Kabila

The recent expulsions of Congo-Kinshasa's nationals mark a new low in relations between the two capitals that face each other across the Congo River

Around 600,000 nationals from Congo-Kinshasa live in Congo-Brazzaville but over the last two months, Brazzaville has deported nearly 100,000 of them. Officially, the expulsion of s...


Terms of abuse

The President's bid to change the constitution to allow him to stand for a third term has failed

The Kinshasa press loudly celebrated the failure of President Pierre Nkurunziza to amend the Burundian constitution at the end of March, a move intended to permit him a third term ...


Hitch for dam plan

The Inga III dam on the Congo River has a few more obstacles to overcome following a new World Bank report

The approval of a US$73.1 million grant by the World Bank's Board of Directors on 20 March would suggest that all is well with Congo-Kinshasa's 4,000-megawatt Inga III hydropower p...


Kabila wants cash for polls

Kinshasa wants foreign assistance for the long-delayed polls but is unlikely to get it without some searching questions about fraud

The head of the electoral commission, Apollinaire Malu Malu Muholongu, is seeking foreign assistance in organising local and provincial elections. The United Nations has agreed to ...


Mines and militias set mood

Kabila may leave office in 2016 or seek a third term: both threaten more political mayhem. Militia threats remain while Katangese mines boom

The main challenge this year will be to stabilise the political climate and consolidate the constitution. The European Union and the Carter Centre both found the 2011 elections not...


Coup bid raises alarm

December's attempt to seize power was bound to fail but Kabila still needs to worry about the festering underlying causes

Kinshasa awoke on 29 December to the sound of gunfire. It was a classic attack, in the manner of so many past African coups d’état, on the three keystones of power: th...


Football fever

Congo-Kinshasa wants to host major football tournaments and China is helping to prepare the country's mostly dilapidated stadiums

Congo-Kinshasa is bidding to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations, the continent’s most important football tournament. The Kinshasa government is counting on China’s he...


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