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Ten African States Who Will Stick with the International Criminal Court

In the wake of South Africa’s, Burundi’s and The Gambia’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the focus of observers and commentators has been on who is next. 1 092 mots de plus

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Congo blues

Last month, on September 19, protestors descended on the streets of Kinshasa–the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)–and barricaded roads and burned tyres. At issue was forcing the country’s President, Laurent Kabila, to agree to a calendar for the 2016 presidential elections. 76 mots de plus


Foreign corruption in the mining industry

(by Kimberly Fraser)

According to Transparency International, a non-profit organization that monitors and combats corruption worldwide, the mining and extractive sectors are among the most corruption prone sectors. 330 mots de plus


Southern Africa is urged to exploit Zambezi River

Southern African countries that share the Zambezi River should consider major investments to exploit the 10,000MW of untapped hydroelectricity capacity along the water body to guarantee power within the bloc as the World Bank expects demand for electricity to increase by 40% over the next 10 years. 635 mots de plus

October 2016

Violence Erupts Over 'Caterpillar Tax' in the Democratic Republic of Congo

At least 16 people have been killed after a row over an illegal levy on the sale of caterpillars in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 162 mots de plus

President Joseph Kabila’s Power Extended

By Gaby Ndongo

The recent president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, has reached a compromise during the course of the weekend to extend his rule until April 2018 – instead of the 20th of December 2016. 388 mots de plus


The Most Dangerous Cup of Coffee in the World - By Alexandra Wexler Oct. 14, 2016 10:05 a.m. ET

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo—A dozen artisanal coffee aficionados from around the world hovered their noses above cups of steaming grounds and inhaled deeply. Then they tasted the coffee, swishing or chewing it, spit out the leftovers and used calculators on their smartphones to tally a final score for each sample of beans. 245 mots de plus

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