DRC election: dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy?

Reuben Loffman, Queen Mary University of London The possible return of Jean-Pierre Bemba has shocked many in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With just over five months before the presidential and gubernatorial elections, he has reemerged to challenge President Joseph Kabila’s political order. And despite his chequered past, Bemba has a popular following. More …

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Africa’s Revolutionary New Free Trade Area Could Lift Millions out of Poverty

by Alexander C.R. Hammond In recent months, African nations have been in the process of creating, signing and ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The agreement is one of the largest trade liberalization efforts since the founding of the World Trade Organization in 1995. Last Sunday, at the 31st African Union (AU) Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania; …

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