Mobutu Sese Seko

 
How Kinshasa's markets are captured by powerful private interests
How Kinshasa's markets are captured by powerful private interests
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, markets are an important supplier...
Swiss lift 12-year freeze on Mobutu's millions
Swiss lift 12-year freeze on Mobutu's millions
Swiss authorities on Thursday lifted a 12-year freeze on nearly $7-million in assets the late Zairean dictator Mobutu Sese Seko held in Switzerland, allowing their return to his family....
DRC's faded copper town perks up in mining rush
DRC's faded copper town perks up in mining rush
Amid rusted hulks of abandoned plants and huge mine craters, the Democratic Republic of Congo's former top copper town Kolwezi is showing signs of...
China to lend DRC $5bn in latest Africa foray
China to lend DRC $5bn in latest Africa foray
China plans to lend the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) $5-billion to modernise its decrepit infrastructure and rich but deteriorated mining...
DRC hopes hi-tech ID cards will tame unruly army
DRC hopes hi-tech ID cards will tame unruly army
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hopes a new biometric identity card (ID) scheme backed by the European Union can help overhaul its undisciplined...

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