Joseph Kabila
All-out war over land and water

All-out war over land and water

The African Union is mobilising resources to help members implement the Paris Agreement, but funding challenges abound. Land erosion, drought and desertification, flooding, the Sahara Desert expanding southward at a...

African leaders and the Panama Papers

African leaders and the Panama Papers

While the involvement of Africans in the Panama Papers scandal has been described as ‘jaw dropping’, the revelations have resulted in very little action being taken In February this year Jürgen Mossack and Ramón...

Last man standing

Last man standing

While the DRC president is seen as aloof and alienated from his people, few doubt his ability to manipulate the political system One morning last November, Joseph Kabila’s motorcade bullied a path through Kinshasa’s...

Old wine in new bottles

Old wine in new bottles

  Despite its increasingly youthful population, poor succession planning means Africa continues to be governed by aged and ageing tyrants While Africa tries to move forward, it remains largely stuck in its past. That...

Mining money

Mining money

  While other countries’ attitudes towards Africa waver, China is seizing the opportunity to snap up the continent’s mining assets On 17 January this year, any remaining uncertainty over one of the largest transactions...