DRC mines minister N'Samba Kalambayi turning to Japan
DRC sent its mines minister and a Tshisekedi adviser to Japan seeking partners to bolster Congolese mining exploration.
Joseph Kabila may have been pushed to the sidelines, but he is far from done with Congolese politics. He was marginalised when many of his MPs defected to support his successor Félix Tshisekedi. But the former president is trying to regain his footing by overhauling his political party.
Texan financier and committed Christian John Montgomery devotes part of his investment company Bridgeway's profits to hunting down and forcing surrender on members of the Allied Democratic Forces, an armed group active on the border between the DRC and Uganda aligned to the Islamic State.
Recently hit by revelations about his business ties with the ex-head of the electoral commission, the businessman Roger Abotome Bekabysia has turned his association with ex-president Joseph Kabila's political movement into a veritable business model.
Zoé Kabila, the brother of the ex-Congolese president, has grand ambitions for his term as governor of Tanganyika: to create the conditions for his province to become a DRC mining and industrial hub and thereby establish the family stronghold as a leading commercial player in the country.