Businesses shut down in the Congolese capital Kinshasa on Monday (April 3) as the opposition called a general strike after a breakdown in talks with President Joseph Kabila's allies last week raised fears of renewed violence.
- Monday, 03 April 2017 17:28
- Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:00
Scientists say a recently discovered area of peatland straddling the two Congos contains 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, equivalent to 20 years of US greenhouse gas emissions, and must be protected to prevent major environmental damage.
- Thursday, 17 November 2016 16:36
- Nicholas Norbrook
In looking for ways to develop the country’s economy after a long-promised oil boom didn’t happen, São Tomé's prime minister is adamant that opaque financial services will not play a part
- Thursday, 17 November 2016 05:48
Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Wednesday it had wrapped up the $2.65bn sale of its stake in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Tenke mine, and the company's chief executive said he hopes negotiations will ease objections of Congo's state miner to the deal.
- Wednesday, 16 November 2016 07:24
Congo state miner Gecamines signed over its royalty rights at one of the country's largest copper mines in January last year to an offshore company owned by Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, according to a copy of the contract obtained by Global Witness.
- Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:36
- By Honoré Banda and William Clowes in Kinshasa
Tensions that had been rising as the end of President Kabila’s final term drew close exploded after the government failed to announce elections on 19 September. Now Kabila and a small group from the opposition are trying to manage the transition but other oppositionists are putting up a fight.