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The DR Congo Is Having One Of The Best Years Ever

AFRICANGLOBE - The DRC might well turn out to be a black swan and could be Africa’s richest nation by 2035. The country’s resources—estimated by some at a staggering $24 trillion, while its energy potential remains deep—the planned Grand Inga dam would be nearly eight times more in capacity than Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance dam.

Congo’s Kabila Names New Government In Bid To Broaden Political Base

AFRICANGLOBE - Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila announced the formation of a new government on Sunday in a shake-up apparently aimed at broadening his political base ahead of a possible constitutional showdown.

Standing Ovation Greets Robert Mugabe At Mandela Memorial, Jacob Zuma Booed

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe received a standing ovation at the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela while the country's president Jacob Zuma was booed. There were raptures after his presence was acknowledged at the FNB Stadium in Soweto by the country ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Belgian Member of Parliament Involved in Assassination Plot Against Congo’s President

AFRICANGLOBE - The Democratic Republic of Congo has foiled an assassination plot involving a Belgian lawmaker against President Joseph Kabila, the government says. Congolese Interior Minister Richard Muyej said on Friday that the plotters, Belgian doctor Jean-Pierre Kanku Mukendi and former Congolese police officer Isidore Madimba Mongombe, were nabbed in February in the capital Kinshasa, Reuters reported.

Only the Congolese People Can Save Democratic Republic of the Congo

AFRICANGLOBE - M23, the 23 March movement, is the fourth incarnation of Paul Kagame's proxy group for Rwanda's territorial expansion and looting the natural...

Could Rwanda’s Support for M23 Rebels Backfire?

Rwanda's President Kagame might have the most to gain from M23's successes in the eastern DRC, but he may also have the most to...

Congo Conflict: A Rwanda and Uganda Manufactured Tragedy

AFRICANGLOBE - Joseph Kabila was in Kampala yesterday meeting with Rwanda's Gen. Paul Kagame and Uganda's Gen. Yoweri Museveni as the Congo city of...

France Snubs Congo’s President at Francophone Summit

The Francophone summit of French-speaking countries closed in Kinshasa on Sunday with a pledge to back the host country's territorial integrity but after French...

Regional Leaders to Deploy Forces in Congo

The proposed international neutral force to pacify the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be deployed within three months, regional leaders meeting in...

Not Much Has Changed in the Eastern Congo

Deals have been made between President Joseph Kabila and the CNDP rebel forces, but their integration into the army hasn't worked. Some are unhappy...

U.S., U.N. Soft Stance On Congo’s President Queried

Both the U.S. and the U.N. have spoken out recently on the Democratic Republic of Congo's status in the aftermath of November election results...