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Greed, Fear, and Joseph Kabila

For the past 17 years, President Joseph Kabila has ruled the Democratic Republic of Congo with a rod of iron and copper and cobalt: the main exports of the mineral-rich but acutely poor state. Read more

Joseph Kabila Security Forces and Local Militias Accused of Killing 3,400

The Catholic church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has accused security forces and local militias of killing almost 3,400 people and destroying 20 villages in the central Kasai region. Read more

Congo – Mining Companies Told To Move HQ’s As Provinces Vie For Minerals

The Democratic Republic of Congo told local units of Glencore, China Molybdenum, Ivanhoe Mines and four other mining companies to relocate their head offices as newly demarcated provinces fight over tax revenue and control of mineral projects. Read more

Now Is Not The Time For The UN To Run From The Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo will only have successful elections if the United Nations (UN) maintains its strong presence in the country. UN infrastructure and personnel are vital for a credible poll. Read more

Glencore Buys Out Dan Gertler With $1 Billion Congo Deal

Geneva – Mining giant Glencore said Monday it had struck a deal worth nearly $1 billion to purchase shares of two mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo from a controversial Israeli magnate. Read more

Dan Gertler Is There A Future In Congo?

“Nothing happens in Congo without Dan Gertler and Gertler can do nothing without playing the Israeli card,” said an advisor to an international mining conglomerate. Read more

Joseph Kabila Is Proving How Easy It Is To Hold Power In Central Africa

Scores of anti-Kabila protesters were killed last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as they marched on the streets of the capital Kinshasa and other cities in the Central African nation while calling for president Joseph Kabila to step down. Read more

U.S. and Europe Urged To Investigate Money Laundering Scheme In Congo

Government officials in the United States and Europe are being urged to take action against a suspected money laundering scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read more

Mandate Expires For Congo’s Dictator Joseph Kabila

Gunfire rang out across Congo’s capital and protesters poured into the streets as President Joseph Kabila made a last-ditch attempt to cling to power, appointing a new government five minutes before his two-term limit was due to expire. Read more

Congo Voters Must Stop The Raiding of Their Royalties

Johannesburg A bombshell landed on my desk this week Global Witness released its latest report exposing the fact that President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo sold mining royalties from his country’s most profitable mining project last year to his close friend. Read more