Kabila’s government fears that if opposition leader Tshisekedi’s body is flown back to the DRC it will become the trigger for opposition protests.
Even opposition veteran Tshisekedi’s body has become a source of political tension. The government has not agreed on a location to bury him in Congo and so it has remained in Brussels.
As long as Kabila remains in power, what little legitimacy the state still enjoys will steadily ebb away, and local warlords will inevitably seize the initiative.
Most civil servants, policemen and soldiers, earn less than $100 a month. The system encourages graft, and is another tax on a citizenry struggling to survive