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Defeat Of The M23: First Thoughts

The crushing defeat inflicted by UN-backed Congolese troops on the M23 rebels offers hope that Kinshasa may succeed in imposing government control over the chaotic province of North Kivu. It remains...

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BlackBerry Crumbles And Goes Private

BlackBerry has agreed to be acquired by one of its largest individual shareholders in a deal that values the business at just US$4.7bn. Canadian insurance company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd -...

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Protest Halts Border Traffic

Traffic flow ceased between Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) owing to the temporary closure of the Chirundu and Kasumbalesa border posts for most of the week ended...

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Oil Laps Lake Albert's Western Shore

A company working on blocks 1 and 2 along the western shore of Lake Albert in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced the area could hold as much as 2bn barrels of oil. While we agree there...

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