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DRC: Tshisekedi seeks investors for his ‘beautiful’ new capital and other mega-projects

DRC has fallen dramatically behind in meeting sustainable development goals that would provide basic improvements for its impoverished population, even as President Tshisekedi and friends from Cairo to Abidjan work on hugely costly prestige projects, from a new capital to yet more plans for Inga, writes François Misser.

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Chad: After Déby’s death come even greater doubts about Sahel ‘stability’

According to the most widely accepted version of still hazy events, President Idriss Déby Itno (IDI) was injured on 17-18 April fighting rebels near Mao in the Kanem region, some 300km from N’djamena; he was pronounced dead early on 20 April. The military leader, who became president in 1990, had just been re-elected (with 79.32% of the official vote) for a sixth term in a vote on 11 April.

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