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    1. January 3, 2016

      US slates Rwanda’s Paul Kagame over decision to run for third term

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      Congo vote highlights African democracy

      The future of democracy in a swath of Africa has come under the spotlight as voters in the Republic of the Congo went...

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      Kongo: Power and Majesty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York — review

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    10. September 21, 2015

      Zinc at five-year low as stocks rise

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      September 17, 2015

      Glencore aftershocks will reach the sovereign debt markets

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    12. September 9, 2015

      Metals climb on plans for output cuts

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    13. September 8, 2015

      Glencore deals mining blow to African copper producers

      Glencore’s move to suspend operations at mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia has dealt a significant...

    14. September 7, 2015

      Glencore looks to cut debt by $10bn and issue up to $2.5bn stock

      Glencore announced plans to slash its $30bn debt pile by shelving dividends, selling assets and raising fresh equity,...

    15. September 7, 2015

      Glencore: ’chute first, questions later

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    16. September 7, 2015

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    17. September 2, 2015

      ERG taps China for more than $2.5bn of new project financing

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    18. August 7, 2015

      Congolese art at Fondation Cartier

      Fondation Cartier’s showcase of Congolese art The Democratic Republic of Congo has become an exemplar of Africa’s...

    19. July 31, 2015

      Health experts hail Ebola breakthrough

      Public health experts have hailed a “turning point” in the fight against Ebola, after preliminary results for an...

    20. June 8, 2015

      Coup Fatal, Les Ballets C de la B, Sadler’s Wells, London — review

      Alain Platel’s Coup Fatal, which had its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells last weekend, began life in 2008 when his...

    21. May 27, 2015

      Zijin Mining: happy to help

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    22. April 22, 2015

      Companies fall short on conflict minerals reporting, says Amnesty

      The majority of companies that have to file reports to the US financial regulator on their use of minerals mined in the...

    23. April 17, 2015

      Activist Elliot squares up to Alliance Trust

      Buenos Aires, Congo, and now, Dundee. For employees of Elliott, the US hedge fund famed for aggressive and ruthless...

    24. April 16, 2015

      World Bank: Stress test

      In the muddy waters of the Congo, where the river speeds into what are known as the Inga Rapids, sits what some see as...

    25. March 19, 2015

      The Gunman — film review

      When someone writes an illustrated guide to the 100 Top Bad Films of All Time it may well include, with an accompanying...

    26. February 11, 2015

      Apple says overtime by employees at suppliers rose in 2014

      Employees at Apple’s suppliers worked more overtime in 2014 than the previous year as it geared up manufacturing for a...

    27. January 27, 2015

      DR Congo urged to honour mining code

      The Democratic Republic of Congo is jeopardising billions of dollars of potential investment by seeking to rewrite the...

    28. January 20, 2015

      Congo: ‘Katumbi will decide the election’

      Moise Katumbi has two of the biggest jobs in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is the governor of Katanga, a...

    29. December 26, 2014

      Seasonal appeal 2014

      North Kivu, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has been plagued by violence for the past two decades. More...

    30. December 9, 2014

      Strengthen the ICC to address its imperfections

      In the 12 years since it was established in The Hague, the International Criminal Court has suffered a number of...

    31. November 14, 2014

      ‘Congo Calling’, BBC4

      The orchestra eventually known as the Kinshasa Symphony was profiled in a famous 2010 documentary: founded in 1994 by...

    32. November 7, 2014

      Fever-Tree fizzes on Aim debut

      Fever-Tree, purveyors of premium tonic water and other mixers to the discerning gin drinker, enjoyed a champagne...

    33. November 6, 2014

      Randgold clears debt as west and central Africa output hits high

      Randgold has declared itself debt free after paying back its revolving credit facility while quarterly production...

    34. November 4, 2014

      Africans in China feel scant Ebola panic

      Charles Abior and his family have been doing business in China for more than 40 years, but this debonair Nigerian says...

    35. November 3, 2014

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    36. October 23, 2014

      Commodities: A partial pump primer

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    37. October 20, 2014

      African economic growth under threat from Ebola, warns IMF

      A number of “increasingly potent” risks are threatening to disrupt sub-Saharan Africa’s growth, including the Ebola...

    38. October 9, 2014

      Ebola outbreak points to need for behavioural change

      Mohamed Lamin Turay has seen the dangers of Ebola close up in Sierra Leone and it has only strengthened his resolve to...

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