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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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