Faced with an angry Kinshasa, UN quickly removed DRC from classification as one of the countries with the worst crises in the world
In many countries the politicians still hire relatives and their tribesmates, but their quality has improved. Because of the expansion of education, they are no longer the ill-educated villagers of years gone by.
Uganda is not in danger of renewed civil war or rebel violence, but it risks sliding into a political crisis that could eventually threaten the country’s hard-won stability.
The enormous cost of the election – at between $800m and $1.8 billion – is more than 20% of DRC’s annual budget.
Conflict in Africa is causing fewer fatalities than in the 1990s, but the number of violent incidents is increasing, and violence is becoming more complex.