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How roadblocks, not just minerals, fund rebels and conflict in the Congo
How roadblocks, not just minerals, fund rebels and conflict in the Congo
For over a decade it’s been widely...
DRC's Kabila backs ex-interior minister for vote: spokesperson
DRC's Kabila backs ex-interior minister for vote: spokesperson
DRC President Joseph Kabila, ending months of speculation, has chosen former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to be his successor in...
All eyes on Kabila as DRC election deadline looms
All eyes on Kabila as DRC election deadline looms
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was braced on Wednesday for President Joseph Kabila to announce either a successor, or his own candidacy for...
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
The possible return of Jean-Pierre Bemba has shocked many in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 
Vodacom increases revenue on strong customer growth, cheap data deals
Vodacom increases revenue on strong customer growth, cheap data deals
Mobile services operator Vodacom on Tuesday said it increased group data revenue by 9.6% in the quarter to end-June 2018 on the back of increased...
The aftermath of conflict captured beautifully
The aftermath of conflict captured beautifully
Trauma, Healing and Hope is an exhibition combining audiovisual material about survivors of conflict and trauma and 50 photographs by award-winning...
Glencore to cooperate with US justice dept probe
Glencore to cooperate with US justice dept probe
Glencore has said it will cooperate and provide the documents requested for an investigation by the US justice department (DOJ).
The faces behind SA’s citizenship nightmare
The faces behind SA’s citizenship nightmare
Florette and Nsongoni Mulowayi arrived in South Africa from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as refugees in the early 2000s and subsequently became permanent residents....
Using UN troops to make countries more stable can be a risky business
Using UN troops to make countries more stable can be a risky business
In 2017 56 UN peacekeepers were killed in malicious acts such as when they were deliberately attacked, the most fatalities of that kind since 1994. All but one...
Congolese doctor helps Yazidi women overcome rape stigma
Congolese doctor helps Yazidi women overcome rape stigma
At the Yazidi minority's holiest site in Iraq, Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege pays homage to a spiritual leader who has decreed women raped...
How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities
How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities
Electricity lifts people out of poverty and improves their health and standards of living. Yet 1.3 billion of the world’s people don’t have...
68.5 million people displaced worldwide — UN
68.5 million people displaced worldwide — UN
A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the...

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