The senior Kabila followed the path of “Mobutism without Mobutu.” His son, Joseph Kabila, has perfected it.
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.
Does Nkurunziza hope to tap into the anti-Rwanda sentiment that runs in SADC, fuelled partly by rivalry between Kigali and DRC, a SADC member?
DRC president Kabila ousted the venal dictator Mobutu from power in a 1997 war. However, he is delighted that his is following in his footsteps, says cartoonist Gado
DR Congo’s total mineral wealth is estimated to be worth a dizzying $24 trillion – more than the combined GDP of the US and western Europe – is without doubt the jewel of the SADC crown in resource terms.
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