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Congo-Kinshasa

Congo-Kinshasa

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

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Rebels everywhere

The government may feel happier about events in the Kivus and Kinshasa but that leaves Katanga to worry about

President Joseph Kabila has something to be thankful for. The most troublesome faction of the rebel Mouvement du 23 mars (M23) is now housed in camps in Rwanda and its leader, Jean...


Don’t be a negative force

As Jean-Bosco Ntaganda begins his likely lengthy stay in the Hague, attention at home has turned to his former allies in what is left of the Rwandan-backed Mouvement du 23 mars. So...


M23 may be close to a deal

Moves are afoot to reintegrate the rebels, ending the revolt by agreeing to their demands and putting Jean-Bosco Ntaganda out in the cold

The Mouvement du 23 mars appears close to a peace agreement with President Joseph Kabila, Africa Confidential has learned. A violent split in M23 at the end of February saw serious...


Militants target Katanga

Brutal armed gangs roam across Katanga and threaten the Copperbelt where the country’s mineral wealth lies

On 17 February, a gang of Mai-Mai militia fighters arrived at Kinsevere village, some 40 kilometres from the Katangese capital, Lubumbashi. They slaughtered three officials and dro...


The Mai-Mai and their commanders

• The best-known of Katanga’s Mai-Mai leaders is Gédéon Kyungu Mutanga, a warlord who presided over a reign of terror between 2003 and 2006. He was condemned to death by a military...


Piecemeal deal

The deal designed to bring peace to Congo-Kinshasa’s troubled east is finally done. Doubts may abound but none were visible in Addis Ababa as South African President Jacob Zuma a...


Ailing and failing

President Kabila’s legitimacy is under attack at home while the country faces ruthless rebel militias backed by Rwanda and Uganda

This could well be the year in which Kinshasa’s hard-won but only half-complete institutions start to break up. Since 2006, the state has proclaimed that the President, along with...


Help for the East

With European security support to be reduced in 2015, Kinshasa is counting on China and India to help the UN mission and Congolese troops

India and China are offering to help President Joseph Kabila’s government secure its eastern borders following a series of bilateral meetings in June in Kinshasa. These offer...


Human rights abuses in Katanga

Amnesty International publishes a damning report on the results of mining operations in Congo-Kinshasa

‘Mining operations in the DRC have resulted in decades of abuse against artisanal miners and the neighbouring communities,’ according to Audrey Gaughran, Director of Gl...


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