NAIROBI, Kenya — The Democratic Republic of Congo shut its border with Rwanda on Friday afternoon after one of its soldiers was killed after he injured two police officers while reportedly inside Rwandan territory — bringing to a head monthslong tensions that have raised the specter of war in Africa’sContinue Reading

LONDON — When Emma Cole, an expert in ancient Greek theater at the University of Bristol, wove through a maze of apartments, back streets and piazzas inside two huge warehouses in South London recently, she excitedly pointed out every nod to Greek mythology that she passed, including a shrine toContinue Reading

Frontier security officers were spotted outside Tenke Fungurume, one of the country’s largest cobalt and copper mines, owned by a Chinese conglomerate since 2016. Frontier has provided security for other Chinese mining companies, including Sicomines, a joint venture between the Congolese and Chinese governments. Mr. Prince is perhaps best knownContinue Reading

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The lobby of the Fleuve Congo Hotel was a swirl of double-breasted suits and tailored dresses one April morning. Shiny gold watches dangled from wrists. Stilettos clacked across marble floors. Smooth jazz played as men in designer loafers sipped espressos. Situated on the banksContinue Reading

The chairman of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s state mining company was ousted on Friday after longtime allegations that billions of dollars in revenue had gone missing, a move officials said was intended to fight corruption as the country becomes increasingly important in the global clean energy revolution. Albert YumaContinue Reading