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

news from Congo-Kinshasa

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Who fights for whom

Mutinous factions along the border are exploited by both governments, and Hutu-Tutsi quarrels live on

No one watching the fighting in eastern Congo-Kinshasa was surprised when the United Nations reported in May that Rwanda was directly involved.

Rwanda looms larger in Kivu

The fighting in North Kivu looks set to trigger the eclipse of Bosco Ntaganda and puts pressure on Kigali

The fighting between Congo-Kinshasa’s army and its former comrades in the Tutsi Congrès national pour la défense du peuple is growing more intense and more complex. Protesting at t...

A government of few talents

Kabila’s new economic programme sets high targets but sceptics doubt the new cabinet can see it through

The new government of Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon has presented a five-year plan promising double-digit economic growth. That would make Congo-Kinshasa a middle-inco...

Wanted – the Terminator

A general has become a rebel again and the patchwork of militias integrated into the army is unravelling and endangering security

General Jean-Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity during the 1998-2003 civil war, has taken to the bush in command of an in...

The LRA is down but not out

Small bands of the Lord’s Resistance Army are going into eastern Congo and employing new methods to terrorise local people

Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighters have left Central African Republic for Garamba, in Orientale Province in north-eastern Congo-Kinshasa. They are now concentrating on theft and...

Keeping an eye on oil

The watchdogs have been pushed out of Parliament and another resource rampage looms

Congo-Kinshasa is on its way to becoming a significant oil-producer, providing more opportunities for corruption and other enrichment to the government and its friends. The Nationa...

Militia hides behind civilians

The Eastern Province is ripe for a clash between disgruntled rebels and returning national army units. The Forces de résistance patriotiques en Ituri under ‘Cobra’ Matata Banaloki ...

Office politics

If he is not careful, President Joseph Kabila could see fights breaking out in his anteroom. He has struck forestry deals with a Lebanese businessman whose company is under United ...

Kabila targets the land

Agricultural investors will lose out due to new rules on land ownership while presidential associates stand to benefit

The new law on ‘Fundamental Principles of Agriculture’ removes the right of foreigners to own farmland in Congo-Kinshasa and seems certain to discourage external investment in the ...

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