DR Congo’s Bad Year Is About To Get Worse, As Kabila Family Clocks 20 Years On Top Of The Mess

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.

The DR Congo Seems To Be Fragmenting Again, As Politicians Fight For Control And Violence Rises Sharply

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.

Kabila’s Gamble Throws Congo Into Crisis: If He Continues In Power, He’ll ‘Rule Over Dead Bodies’

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