Central corridor: Burundi or Rwanda?
Billionaire Konstantin Malofeev turns his attentions to Africa
After getting involved in the pro-Russian Donbass region of Ukraine, the Russian tycoon Konstantin Malofeev has taken an interest in Africa. He has donated two kit-set laboratories to the DRC to help the country fight the Covid-19 pandemic. [...]
President Felix Tshisekedi's mining in-crowd
While he continues to wrestle with his predecessor Joseph Kabila over the composition of his cabinet, Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi has surrounded himself with a team of mining advisors. Either already working for the president or on a more informal [. [...]
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 [. [...]