Tagged in: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)


Review: Cutting through the froth

‘Heineken In Africa’ by Olivier van Beeman

Dutch brewer Heineken claims to be a force for good in Africa, but Olivier Van Beemen’s study raises questions about the real cost the continent
pays for its beer.…

Mining amid regime change in the DRC

Félix Tshisekedi, the new president in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was critical of the country’s new mining code during his electoral campaign, but prospects for repeal or amendment are slim, contends Tom Collins

After a contentious election period in the DRC, the country’s electoral commission announced in January that Félix Tshisekedi had emerged victorious in the presidential elections.…

Africa seeks more from mining

For nearly six hours senior mining executives met privately with President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa to debate the controversial mining code proposed for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Helios pulls out of LSE listing

Helios Towers, an African mobile phone towers operator, has ditched plans to list on the London Stock Exchange after the value of the shares being offered fell below shareholder expectations.…