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Congo-Kinshasa

Congo-Kinshasa

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

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Frozen funds

The finance for the Congolese-Chinese joint venture has been held up and Kinshasa wants the mining companies to bridge the gap

China is withholding money that is needed to rehabilitate 700 kilometres of railway in Katanga and Kasai, leading the Congolese government to call on mining companies to raise the ...


IMF worried about Chinese loans again

The award of the copper and cobalt mines at the Lonshi and Frontier sites to the Hong Kong company Fortune Ahead Limited is causing concern at the International Monetary Fund. Cong...


Kabila: from farce to tragedy

Having stayed silent on corrupt mining deals, the United Nations and the West want the embarrassing election crisis to disappear

Millions of Congolese question the spending of more than US$300 million on national elections on 28 November – if the true results aren't released. There is a broad acceptance by t...


Timeline of a troubled vote

• September 2011: The International Crisis Group reported that the registration of electors by the Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) showed 'surprising results', ...


Fraud and violence

Calls for the election results, due on 6 December, to be annulled have revived fears of violence. More than a score of people died on 26-28 November, five of them when the Republic...


Bargain mine sales draw fire

The government’s secretive, and cheap, sale of lucrative mining assets is fast becoming an election issue

Mining companies stripped of valuable concessions have been sounding out the opposition before the presidential election, which is expected to take place on 28 November. President ...


Troubled waters, no oil yet

Potential investors in Congo-Kinshasa worry not only about opacity and corruption but also about the boundaries of concessions. Trinity Oil and Gas, of Houston, United States, want...


Fears grow of poll delay

Electoral officials are trying to make the polls happen on time but the obstacles are many

The pre-election atmosphere is deteriorating. The government claims that the opposition is preparing an uprising and the government of neighbouring Congo-Brazzaville has accused Pr...


A rocky electoral road

Polling looks almost certain to be postponed but President Kabila’s opponents may try to test their support on the street

The 25 November presidential and parliamentary elections were always going to be difficult but the violence has already begun. On 5 September, a crowd of supporters of President Jo...


Prison politics

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is not letting his status as a prisoner on trial at the International Criminal Court get in the way of standing in the presidential election, set for 28 Nov...


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