Global Tin Market
Infections have more than doubled since aid operations were disrupted by a wave of rebel attacks.
Renewed violence between the Hema and Lendu tribes is drawing disturbing parallels to one of the bloodiest wars in Africa’s history.
As global demand for tin increases, so too does pressure on tin producers to comply with ethical supply legislation, particularly in hotspots like the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The death of a popular opposition politician is allowing the Kabila regime to drag its feet on political transition.
Armed groups continue to prey on local populations in the eastern DRC and frustrate any possibility of economic development.
As the regime of Joseph Kabila heads towards its last year in power, a neighboring head of state has just survived provoking a constitutional crisis in order to avoid stepping down. Does Burundi's constitutional seizure foreshadow an electoral crisis next year in its giant neighbor?