Tag: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Rwanda to name 25 baby gorillas in 15th Kwita Izina ceremony

There have been numerous headlines coming out of the country this week. Rwanda will name 25 baby gorillas during the 15th edition of the annual naming ceremony; Kwita Izina. Moreover, 28th World Economic Forum on Africa will take place from the 4th to 6th September in Cape Town, with key conversations on inclusive growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Finally, Makutano Forum is set to happen in the DRC to boost growth and competitiveness. Arnold Kwizera joins CNBC Africa for more.

Why Renaissance Capital is all in on the DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has for a long time not been on the radar for potential investors. From the totalitarian regime of Mobutu, hyperinflation in the early 90s and no viable stock market However, private equity groups seem interested as Glencore and Kenya’s Equity Bank are sustaining their operations in the DRC. Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist at Renaissance Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.

DRC’s election outlook: Who has the edge?

On December 23, DRC will vote in a set of elections that have been delayed for two years. There are three main contenders in the presidential election.

Op-Ed: Is Africa on a slippery slope back to authoritarianism?

There is mounting concern in Africa about a lack of leadership as well as an increasing trend of hard-won democratic rights being reversed.

How Kinshasa’s markets are captured by powerful private interests

Kristof Titeca and Albert Malukisa Nkuku | University of Antwerp Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is home to 10 million people. With an estimated 400 markets and over 1 million traders,...

SA, DRC to sign visa waiver agreement for state officials

SA, DRC to sign a visa waiver agreement

Sub-Saharan Africa’s foreign-currency shortages are subsiding but will take time to overcome

Although a gradual increase in commodity prices over recent months is supporting foreign currency liquidity and helping to ease currency shortages, it is too early to conclude that pressures on banks have reversed.

Why Zimbabwe's use of elephants to pay off old debt to China is problematic

The export of live animals seems more related to profit than sustainable use conservation.