Tag: Democratic Republic Congo

Op-Ed: Why Kabila’s bid to remain in power is bad news for the DRC

Nelson Alusala | Senior Research Fellow, University of Pretoria President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has barely five months to save his 17-year regime from a cataclysmic ending. According...

Op-Ed: The DRC is revisiting its mining code. Why reform is long overdue

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently announced plans to reintroduce the shelved changes to the country’s mining code. The current mining code, introduced in 2002, was based on...

EU to impose sanctions on more Congo officials: diplomats

The European Union is poised to impose sanctions against more Congolese officials, sources in Brussels said, amid worsening violence in the resource-rich country since President Joseph Kabila overstayed his mandate and pushed...

Special Report: Congo’s pricey passports send millions of dollars offshore

The passport is among the most expensive in the world, costing each Congolese applicant $185.