In The Shadow Of The ‘Great Helsman’: 20 Years After His Death, Mobutu Sese Seko Lives On In Joseph Kabila

The senior Kabila followed the path of “Mobutism without Mobutu.” His son, Joseph Kabila, has perfected it.

DR Congo’s Bad Year Is About To Get Worse, As Kabila Family Clocks 20 Years On Top Of The Mess

Even opposition veteran Tshisekedi’s body has become a source of political tension. The government has not agreed on a location to bury him in Congo and so it has remained in Brussels.

Burundi, Comoros Keep Banging On SADC’s Door, But No One Is Opening – At Least For Now

Does Nkurunziza hope to tap into the anti-Rwanda sentiment that runs in SADC, fuelled partly by rivalry between Kigali and DRC, a SADC member?

CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES 4: How End Of ‘Second Congo War’ And World Cup 2010 Made South Africa Hungry

DR Congo’s total mineral wealth is estimated to be worth a dizzying $24 trillion – more than the combined GDP of the US and western Europe – is without doubt the jewel of the SADC crown in resource terms.