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n Africa Conflict Monitor - The Democratic Republic of Congo is the latest African country whose fate is tied to a leader's ambitions : regional analysis

Volume 2016, Issue 08
  • ISSN : 2311-6943

Abstract

Judging by the unfolding game plan of President Joseph Kabila, the DRC is to be led by a family dynasty. National elections scheduled for 2016 to allow the DRC's people to vote for Kabila's replacement will most certainly not take place. DRC observers and international diplomats had concluded this by mid-year, and in July the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) conceded this as well. Kabila wants MONUSCO out of the country to allow him a free hand at seizing power through unconstitutional means. The UN suspects a plot, and is staying put.

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2020-10-01

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