Democratic Republic of Congo

The Future of the Democratic Republic of Congo

The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, is one of the leaders in Africa who has shown intentions of clinging to power, through unconstitutional means. The ruling party and other supporting coalitions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have delayed the national elections that were to be held in 2016. This clearly indicates Kabila’s quest for more power beyond his final term.
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Congo genocide

Congo Genocide 20 Years Later

The Congo genocide: Mass killings, rape, famine: the effects of war. While many have since moved on from the limited “happy” ending of Hotel Rwanda (some as soon as they threw away the remnants of their popcorn at the theatre), the war in the Congo still continues with rebels aiming to seize the terrritory of Goma in what appears to boil down to a struggle for precious minerals. In fact, what we are seeing now, the U.N. has reported, may be just the beginning of the climax to a long bloody war.
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