Congo nationality debate raises fresh questions about Moïse Katumbi's 'Italian' origins
A proposal from former presidential candidate Noël Tshiani to allow only candidates with a Congolese father and mother to run for president has caused a public outcry in the DRC. It has also brought an angry reaction from the new party of former Katangan goveror Moïse Katumbi, who is thought to be part-Italian. [...]
Congo's $619m hot potato: who's to deal with Dig Oil over crippling arbitration award?
The DRC is coming under increasing pressure to comply with a 2018 arbitration award of hundreds of millions of dollars in favour of South African junior Dig Oil over the delayed attribution of Cuvette Central blocks. [...]
Felix Tshisekedi treads fine line to keep Kabila clan at bay
Though he enjoys the stature of an opponent of Joseph Kabila's regime, Felix Tshisekedi (aka ‘Fatshi') won the presidential election on 30 December at the price of an implicit understanding with his former adversaries. With a minority in the National [. [...]