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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

Oil Company Sees Congo Output Accord After Tribunal Ruling

La Generale Petroliere du Congo, a family-owned exploration company, said it expects the Democratic Republic of Congo’s government to sign an oil production-sharing contract after a tribunal upheld its rights to blocks covering the length of Lake Tanganyika. Read more

Arrest Made In Michael Sharp Kidnapping, Death

KINSHASA, Congo — A suspect has been arrested in connection with the deaths of an American and a Swedish investigator for the United Nations and their interpreter, but another suspect has escaped, a Congolese military official said Friday. Read more

Will Congo’s Next President Be Jewish?

Pinchas Eliyahu Sadai was born in Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, immigrated to Paris and then fell in love with Judaism. Read more

President Joseph Kabila Sends Millions of Dollars Offshore

KINSHASA, – One day in November 2015, President Joseph Kabila visited his foreign ministry and smiled broadly as a computer took his photograph and fingerprints. Read more

Bodies of Michael Sharp, 2 Others, Found In Congo

DAKAR, Senegal — Congolese authorities say the bodies of an American and a Swedish U.N. expert and their interpreter have been found in the Central Kasai region where they recently disappeared. Read more

American Michael Sharp Kidnapped In Democratic Republic of Congo

An American was abducted while working as a United Nations official in central Africa, his father told on Tuesday. 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

Glencore Studying Raising Stake in Congo Mine With Dan Gertler

GLENCORE was “considering its strategic options” in respect of its $1.8bn Mutanda Mining Company, a producer of copper and cobalt that mines in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read more