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    1. August 17, 2014

      Unlimited presidential terms threaten return to Africa’s dark days

      In 1947, Congress passed the 22nd amendment limiting the number of elected terms a US president can serve to two. The...

    2. December 19, 2013

      Glencore Xstrata increases stake in African copper mine

      Glencore Xstrata has spent $430m to raise its stake in an African copper mine in a sign of the commodity group’s increasing...

    1. May 3, 2013

      ENRC looks to dig itself out of a hole

      What connects Tony Blair and a former director of the Bank of England to three Central Asian oligarchs and Joseph Kabila,...

    2. April 25, 2013

      ENRC departures raise questions over who controls miner

      The confirmation of a criminal probe into Eurasian Natural Resources Corp is the latest twist in a corporate governance tale...

    3. March 24, 2013

      Congo attack hits mineral transport

      The largest attack on Congo’s copper mining heartlands in more than a decade has brought provincial movements of minerals to...

    4. January 8, 2013

      Congo rebels declare unilateral ceasefire

      KAMPALA, Uganda – Congolese rebels declared a unilateral ceasefire on Tuesday ahead of a second round of peace talks with...

    5. December 18, 2012

      Hazy motives fuel Congo conflict

      Minerals are only one factor behind the most extensive rebellion in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in years....

    6. December 10, 2012

      ENRC takes full control of Congo venture

      Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation has agreed a deal to take full control of a group of copper and cobalt mines in the...

    7. The World

      November 29, 2012

      In the Picture: Conflict in eastern Congo

      A spokesman for M23, Lieutenant-Colonel Vianney Kazarama, addresses a crowd in Goma on November 21 after the rebel group...

    8. November 27, 2012

      No easy fix for Congo’s lingering woes

      If recent events in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo seem familiar, it is because in many ways they are. History is...

    9. November 25, 2012

      Congo urges greater UN action

      The Democratic Republic of Congo has urged the United Nations to strengthen the mandate of the 17,000 peacekeepers stationed...

    10. November 22, 2012

      Rebels continue Congo offensive

      Congolese rebels pressed on with their military offensive on Thursday, rebuffing a call by three regional presidents to halt...

    11. November 21, 2012

      Kinshasa seeks allies against rebel troops

      Congo’s government in Kinshasa is attempting to assemble a regional alliance to retake parts of the east of the country from...

    12. November 20, 2012

      Rebels claim Congolese city of Goma

      Congolese rebels have taken the pivotal city of Goma in a heavy blow to the country’s efforts to halt a rebellion that began...

    13. September 26, 2012

      Rwanda’s proxy forces muddy Congo conflict

      Sitting beneath a flimsy straw canopy, as thunder cracks around the surrounding mountains, a rebel commander reaches for a...

    14. July 31, 2012

      ENRC secures Congo mine licence for $102m

      Eurasian Natural Resources Corp can press ahead with production at a controversial mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

    15. June 26, 2012

      Questions over tycoon’s Congo mines role

      The intrigue surrounding the sale of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mineral assets deepened this week when it emerged...

    16. June 26, 2012

      Allies defend Gertler mining deals

      Like other middlemen who have gained influence and wealth, Dan Gertler is finding it increasingly difficult to avoid the...

    17. May 29, 2012

      Congo probes claim of Rwandan role in violence

      Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating reports that neighbouring Rwanda has helped reignite...

    18. FT Alphaville

      April 24, 2012

      Glencore, an investigative report

      Kudos to Foreign Policy for spending a year investigating Glencore. Did you know, for example, that the name “Glencore”...

    19. March 13, 2012

      Kony film breathes life into hunt

      For years, Joseph Kony has taken the remnants of his Lord’s Resistance Army around the borderlands of four countries, hiding...

    20. February 12, 2012

      Kabila adviser dies in plane crash

      Augustin Katumba Mwanke, chief adviser to Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been killed...

    21. December 13, 2011

      Kabila’s charades cost Congo dearly

      In coming days, the Supreme Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo will endorse fictitious results from presidential...

    22. December 9, 2011

      DRC opposition rejects Kabila re-election

      The leading opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo rejected Friday’s official announcement of Joseph Kabila’s...

    23. December 7, 2011

      Congo postpones presidential poll results

      The Democratic Republic of Congo has failed to meet a deadline to announce its presidential election results, citing...

    24. December 5, 2011

      Congo braced for post-poll violence

      The Democratic Republic of Congo is braced for violence ahead of presidential poll results expected on Tuesday, amid...

    25. December 4, 2011

      Congo opposition rejects early poll results

      Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo have rejected partial election results showing President Joseph...

    26. December 4, 2011

      Fears of poll fraud threaten DRC

      Not for the first time in recent history, Africa is playing host to an explosive election fiasco. Polls in Kenya in 2007,...

    27. December 2, 2011

      Rival candidates claim Congo poll victory

      Rival candidates are claiming victory in presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo before the results are...

    28. November 30, 2011

      Appeal for calm on third day of Congo voting

      International observers and diplomats appealed for calm in Democratic Republic of Congo as voting in chaotic presidential...

    29. November 29, 2011

      At least eight dead in Congo violence

      At least eight people were killed on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said, as sporadic violence and...

    30. November 27, 2011

      Congo poll deaths raise conflict fears

      Bloodshed in the run-up to Monday’s elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo has raised fears of a return to...

    31. February 27, 2011

      DR Congo coup attempt, six killed

      Six men have been killed following an attack on the presidential residence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, say...

    32. January 4, 2011

      Congo rulers use crisis to review poll laws

      Ivory Coast’s disputed election may have become Africa’s latest get-out-of-democracy-free card, after the Democratic...

    33. December 15, 2010

      Africa: Treasure amid turmoil

      Mud and money: gold miners form a human chain at the open-cast Chudja mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo Adolph...

    34. October 26, 2010

      Congo deals threaten western aid supply

      Congolese demonstrators in Brussels last week protest against a dissident’s death in a Kinshasa jail Western donors have...

    35. September 8, 2010

      UN troops ‘failed’ to halt Congo rapes

      More than 500 women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been raped in a “systematic and organised”...

    36. September 3, 2010

      Disquiet over ENRC’s purchase of Congo assets

      Anger is growing among London’s investor community over the decision by a FTSE 100 miner to buy a disputed copper project in...

    37. August 1, 2010

      S Africans stake claims to Congolese oil

      Women wash clothes at Tchomia on the Congolese shore of Lake Albert, the disputed site of vast oil reserves The Democratic...

    38. June 30, 2010

      Congo celebrates 50 years of independence

      For a few hours, the Democratic Republic of Congo gave the impression of being a strong, united nation on Wednesday as...

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